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Rafael Ortega | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 160
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals sent OF Rafael Ortega outright to Triple-A Memphis.
Ortega was designated for assignment on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster. He will remain with the organization as minor league depth. Sep 10 - 7:37 PM

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Cardinals designated OF Rafael Ortega for assignment.

St. Louis claimed Ortega off waivers from the Rangers over the winter but never found a use for him. He batted just .246/.329/.340 this season in the minors.
Sep 8 - 1:44 PM

Cardinals optioned OF Rafael Ortega to Triple-A Memphis.

The Cardinals claimed Ortega off waivers from the Rangers in January but have no use for him on their major league roster. The 22-year-old outfielder batted just .228/.315/.297 last season at the Double-A level.
Mar 10 - 5:24 PM

Cardinals claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from the Rangers.

Ortega batted just .228/.315/.297 in 2013 at Double-A, but he has good speed and is only 22 years old. The Cardinals will hope he blossoms in their farm system.
Jan 6 - 3:08 PM

Rangers designated OF Rafael Ortega for assignment.

Ortega had a brutal .228/.315/.297 batting line in 178 plate appearances this past season at the Triple-A level, but he's 22 years old so he may draw interest on waivers. Ortega does have 156 minor league stolen bases.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Rangers claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from the Rockies.

Ortega, 22, battled injuries this past season while batting just .228/.315/.297 with one home run and 10 RBI over 178 plate appearances in Double-A. The Rangers are obviously hopeful that he can get his career back on track after a lost year.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract OF Rafael Ortega from High-A Modesto.

Ortega, 21, will be given an extended look over the final three games. The Rockies transferred Jonathan Sanchez to the 60-day disabled list to off-set their 40-man roster.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 01:07:00 PM

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