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Dan Cortes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Diamondbacks signed RHP Dan Cortes to a minor league deal.
Cortes had signed a minor league deal with the Nationals last winter, but the deal was voided when he couldn't pass his physical. The 26-year-old didn't pitch professionally in 2012, and posted a 5.91 ERA in 10 2/3 innings with the Mariners in 2011. Fri, Mar 15, 2013 10:01:00 PM

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Dan Cortes failed his physical with the Nationals.

Cortes was inked to a minor league deal in early January but wasn't able to pass the necessary medical tests when he showed up to spring camp a couple weeks ago. The 24-year-old right-hander's contract has been voided.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 09:38:00 PM

Nationals signed RHP Dan Cortes to a minor league contract.

Cortes was non-tendered by the Mariners last month after posting an ugly 5.91 ERA in 10 2/3 major league innings during the 2011 season. The 24-year-old right-hander will act as organizational relief depth for the Nats.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 04:53:00 PM

Mariners non-tendered RHP Dan Cortes.

Cortes, 24, wasn't even arbitration-eligible this winter, but the move makes him a free agent. The hard-throwing right-hander had a disappointing 5.91 ERA and 3/6 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings with the M's this past season. He had surgery in late October to repair a partial tear of rotator cuff and biceps tendon, so his status for spring training is in some doubt. Still, some team will surely take a chance once he proves his health.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 12:12:00 AM

Daniel Cortes has been shut down for the rest of the season due to a broken right hand.

Cortes suffered the injury Thursday in an "off-field incident," according to the Mariners' public relations people. He should be back to throwing in about a month and should be fine by spring training next February.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 07:20:00 PM

Mariners activated RHP Daniel Cortes from the 15-day disabled list.

Cortes had been sidelined since August 23 with a left ankle sprain. He'll return to a 3.48 ERA and 1.45 WHIP and will give the Mariners their ninth right-handed reliever.
Fri, Sep 9, 2011 09:36:00 AM

Mariners placed RHP Dan Cortes on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left ankle.

The move clears the way for left-hander Anthony Vazquez to pitch the night cap. Cortes injured his ankle in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader and was likely to miss a couple days, anyway. The 24-year-old right-hander should return as soon as he's eligible in September.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 06:21:00 PM

Dan Cortes left Tuesday's game against the Indians in the seventh inning with an ankle injury.

Cortes walked two over two-thirds of an inning and was charged with a run after Jamey Wright allowed an inherited runner to score. The Mariners need to clear a spot for Anthony Vazquez on the active roster before the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, so Cortes could be the one to go.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 04:34:00 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Daniel Cortes from Triple-A Tacoma.

Cortes tossed a scoreless inning in his lone appearance with the big club back in May. He's struck out 45 in 37 innings for Tacoma but also posted a 5.35 ERA while walking 6.6 per nine innings. The righty will work the middle innings.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 01:39:00 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Daniel Cortes to Triple-A Tacoma.

Cortes was cleared to make room for the newly-claimed Jeff Gray on the active roster. The 24-year-old right-hander tossed a scoreless inning in his lone appearance with the big club last week. He'll be back eventually.
Sat, May 14, 2011 10:47:00 AM

Mariners recalled RHP Daniel Cortes from Triple-A Tacoma.

The M's will ask Cortes to provide some stability in the middle innings. He was working with a 3.24 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio through six outings at Triple-A.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 09:53:00 AM

Mariners optioned RHP Daniel Cortes to Triple-A Tacoma.

Cortes allowed two runs and walked five in four Cactus League innings this spring. He'll be one of the Mariners' first call-ups if things aren't going well in middle relief at the big league level. Or if there's an injury.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 04:49:00 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Daniel Cortes from Triple-A Tacoma.

Cortes, 23, turned in a 5.23 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 96 1/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He will be used as a middle reliever down the stretch.
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 05:41:00 PM

Daniel Cortes surrendered four runs and seven hits in three innings Thursday for Surprise of the AFL.

Cortes has allowed nine runs and 14 hits in 4 2/3 innings to date. The 21-year-old right-hander entered the season right there with Luke Hochevar as the Royals' top pitching prospect, and he was pretty solid in the Texas League, finishing 10-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 103 H and 109/55 K/BB in 116 2/3 IP. He shouldn't be fatigured after such a modest workload.
Fri, Oct 17, 2008 04:59:00 PM

Daniel Cortes returned to the mound at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday and allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Cortes hadn't pitched since April 18 because of a strained left quad.
Fri, May 16, 2008 03:02:00 AM

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