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Anthony Ortega | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Dodgers signed RHP Anthony Ortega to a minor league contract.
Ortega hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009, when he posted a 9.24 ERA in 12 2/3 innings with the Angels. The 27-year-old will act as organizational relief depth. Mon, Apr 22, 2013 08:40:00 AM

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Royals signed RHP Anthony Ortega to a minor league contract.

Ortega was released by the Angels in 2011 and missed all last season due to injury. The 27-year-old is strictly organizational depth.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 04:56:00 PM

Angels released RHP Anthony Ortega.

Ortega, 26, posted an ugly 8.23 ERA and 28/15 K/BB ratio over three starts and 17 relief appearances this season with Triple-A Salt Lake. Arm problems have derailed his career since he made three starts for the Angels in 2009 as a 23-year-old.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 02:54:00 PM

The Angels have converted pitching prospect Anthony Ortega from a starter to a reliever.

Ortega won the Angels' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2008 after posting dominant numbers between Double-A and Triple-A, but he faded in 2009 and has been dealing with elbow issues for close to two years now. The Halos are hoping that throwing in shorter spurts will suit him better. It's worth a shot.
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 02:22:00 PM

Anthony Ortega was torched for seven runs while walking six against the White Sox on Monday night.

He allowed eight hits -- including a two-run homer to Mark Kotsay. Oh, and he also hit a batter. It's about as bad an outing as you can have in a spring training game. He'll have plenty of time to think about it when he starts his season at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 01:52:00 AM

Angels optioned RHP Anthony Ortega to Triple-A Salt Lake on May 11.

Ortega allowed 19 hits and 13 earned runs in 12 2/3 innings before the Angels finally gave up on him. He's no longer needed now that John Lackey and Ervin Santana are healthy enough for the starting rotation
Fri, May 15, 2009 09:33:00 AM

Anthony Ortega allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings while not figuring into the decision against the Yankees on Thursday night.

Considering the low expectations, this was a pretty decent performance against a very good offense. Ortega managed to suppress New York's big bats and he gave his team a chance to win.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 10:39:00 PM

Angels recalled RHP Anthony Ortega from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Ortega will make his major league debut when he faces Seattle tonight.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 01:59:00 PM

Anthony Ortega is expected to be called up from Triple-A to start Saturday against the Mariners.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia hasn't made it official, but Ortega seems to be the choice among L.A.-based reporters. He's been rocked in two consecutive starts at Triple-A Salt Lake, so fantasy owners should steer clear.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 11:07:00 AM

Anthony Ortega was lit up for nine runs in four innings for Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Ortega has struggled in back-to-back outings since a solid season debut, so it doesn't look like he'll be replacing Dustin Moseley in the Angels' rotation. Former A's prospect Brad Knox might be next in line.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 03:14:00 PM

Anthony Ortega pitched five innings of one-run ball to win for Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

The only reason that Ortega didn't get a chance to contend for a rotation spot in spring training is that he was held back by a tired arm. He's probably not going to be ready when the Angels need a fifth starter next Saturday, but he could be an option at the back of the rotation before the John Lackey or another injured pitcher returns.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 03:07:00 PM

Angels optioned RHP Anthony Ortega, OF Terry Evans and INF Freddy Sandoval to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Ortega very likely would have had a spot in the injury-stricken Angels rotation if healthy, but he's been limited to one inning by arm problems this spring.
Sat, Mar 28, 2009 02:27:00 PM

Angels prospect Anthony Ortega is dealing with a tired arm after winter ball and probably won't get on the mound for a couple of weeks.

Ortega was supposed to be a deep sleeper to claim the final spot in the Angels rotation, but it's apparent now that he'll open the season in the minors.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 03:07:00 PM

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