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Whitworth Pitcher From Colfax Signs Deal With Royals

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Nathan Johnson signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals (Photo: Whitworth Athletics) Nathan Johnson signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals (Photo: Whitworth Athletics)

Whitworth pitcher Nathan Johnson was one of several players to sign a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals over the weekend.

Johnson, from Colfax, left Monday for Phoenix where he will join the Royals' team in the Arizona Rookie League, according to the Spokesman-Review.

The right-hander was one six undrafted free agents to sign with the ball club. The others included shortstop Nick DelGuidice, first baseman Brian Gaylord, catcher Tyler Smith and pitchers Cody Fassold and Andrew Stueve.

Johnson was an honorable mention for the All-Northwest Conference team and the first Pirate to in a deal since Matt Squires was drafted by Philadelphia in 2001.

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