Ottawa Titans baseball club signs pair of Canadian players

Tim Baines  •  Postmedia

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The Ottawa Titans Baseball Club has signed a couple of Canadians — infielder Elliott Curtis and pitcher Mateos Kekatos.

Curtis, 22, is a recent graduate of the NCAA’s University of Kentucky after transferring from Middle Tennessee State before the 2019 season. From Kitchener, he primarily plays second base, but also played both first and third base during his college career. Named to the first all-Canadian team by the Canadian Baseball Network in 2018, the left-handed hitter had a college batting average of .281, with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 64 games. He’s coming off a season-ending ankle injury.

Kekatos, 22, played four seasons of USports baseball with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia. From Toronto, he also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Intercounty Baseball League in 2019. Kekatos brings a lot of upside — he can pitch as a starter and also come out of the bullpen.

“I’m excited to see what each of these young men can do with the opportunity this season and beyond,” said Titans manager Steve Brook. “Both guys will compete this spring for positions on our opening day roster.”

The Titans are scheduled to begin their inaugural season in the Frontier League in the Spring.

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