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Orioles minor league pitcher dies after battling cancer


BALTIMORE (AP) — A minor league pitcher who was in the Baltimore Orioles organization has died after battling cancer. Luis Ortiz was 20. The Orioles announced his death in a statement. The team said Ortiz was an inspiration to all who knew him. Ortiz was born Sept. 17, 2002, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was signed by the Orioles as a free agent in 2019. The left-hander pitched at the rookie league level in 2021.

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