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Jose Ortega | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 5 - 10:13 PM

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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.
Apr 26 - 11:43 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joel Hanrahan
3Joba Chamberlain
4Ian Krol
5Al Alburquerque
6Phil Coke
7Blaine Hardy
8Chad Smith
9Patrick McCoy
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon