Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Chad Bentz signed a Minor League deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
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Bentz, a left-handed pitcher, reported to the Reds' Class AAA club, the Louisville Bats.
Bentz was released by the Chicago White Sox' AAA affiliate, the Charlotte Knights, on June 30.
Bentz was 4-3 with a 4.46 ERA in Charlotte. He pitched 34.1 innings in 23 games for the world champions' AAA team.