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Jose Ortega | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies signed RHP Jose Ortega to a minor league contract.
The 26-year-old hurler was bombed in his only appearance with the Tigers during the 2014 season, but posted a somewhat respectable 3.57 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 48/36 K/BB ratio over 58 frames at Triple-A Toledo. He'll provide bullpen depth in the minors for the Rockies. Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:38:00 PM

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Tigers sent RHP Jose Ortega outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Ortega cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He's put up a 3.70 ERA but has walked 36 over 56 Triple-A innings this season.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Tigers designated RHP Jose Ortega for assignment.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Evan Reed. Ortega has a big arm, but his velocity has been down this season and his control has always been an issue. It's possible someone will take a chance on the 25-year-old.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo.

He's clearing room for Robbie Ray, who will be called up to start Tuesday. Ortega allowed four runs in his lone appearance with the big club.
Mon, May 5, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

The 25-year-old hurler appeared in 11 games for the Tigers in 2013, compiling a 3.86 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 10/6 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings. He'll provide much needed depth in the middle innings for the Tigers.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo.

The move was made to clear a roster spot for Jose Alvarez, who will be called up on Sunday to start in place of Anibal Sanchez. Ortega posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 10/6 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings with Detroit. He should be back with the club at some point.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 08:06:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

Ortega will take Phil Coke's place on the active roster. The 24-year-old has tossed 14 scoreless innings at the Triple-A level this season to go along with a 19/7 K/BB ratio. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Wed, May 1, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo.

Ortega, 23, appeared in only one game with the Tigers, allowing a two-run home run to the Twins on his first pitch Tuesday before hurling 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He has a 4.23 ERA and a 48/34 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Sun, Jul 8, 2012 06:25:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

Ortega, 23, has a 4.23 ERA and a 48/34 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season. He'll provide a fresh arm to a taxed bullpen.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 08:56:00 AM

The Tigers will recall right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.

Ortega made one appearance with the Tigers during a brief stint in the big leagues last month. The 23-year-old right-hander has a 4.23 ERA and a 48/34 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 11:25:00 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo.

Octavio Dotel (elbow) will avoid a stint on the disabled list for now, but his availability for Saturday's game is yet to be determined. Ortega will return to a 4.03 ERA in the minors.
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Jose Ortega is a candidate to be demoted following the return of Austin Jackson from the disabled list.

Ortega seems like the obvious candidate to be sent down, but the Tigers may be forced to keep him on the active roster given the current status of Octavio Dotel (elbow). Dotel can be placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 2, meaning he would only miss another week if he returned when first eligible.
Source: M-Live.com
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 12:26:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll take the place of Alex Avila (hamstring) on the active roster and will provide a fresh arm for the bullpen. Ortega, 23, has a 4.03 ERA and 37/29 K/BB ratio over 29 innings at the Triple-A level this year. His control issues are likely to get him into trouble during his first stint in the majors.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 02:38:00 PM

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