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Pitcher Jon Fitzsimmons of Canisius College has signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Royals. Fitzsimmons, a two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year, was 4-0 with 10 saves and a 1.16 earned run average in 21 appearances in 2013. The 6-foot-2 righthander recorded two outs – both strikeouts – against No. 1 seed North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.

In his three-year career with the Griffins, Fitzsimmons made 56 appearances with 22 saves, a 7-3 record and 1.88 ERA.