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Orioles third-rounder Blaine Knight looking forward to pro debut Friday at Aberdeen

Orioles third-rounder Blaine Knight looking forward to pro debut Friday at Aberdeen

As the Orioles give 2018 third-round draft pick Blaine Knight his first taste of professional baseball this month, they plan to keep him on a similar schedule to the one he had in college.

Knight, 22, will make his first of four scheduled Friday starts for Short-A Aberdeen on Friday night, keeping him on the same routine he had as the Friday starter for the University of Arkansas. Knight is scheduled to pitch one inning Friday and then add one inning each outing, finishing with a four-inning outing in his final start.

The Orioles gave Knight an above-slot $1.1 million signing bonus, which was significantly higher than the $663,200 slot bonus value assigned to him as the 87th...

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