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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
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Rafael Ortega hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs Friday against the Mets.
The 23-year-old Ortega was a member of the Cardinals' 40-man roster last year until being designated for assignment and clearing waivers in September. He's really more of a speedster than a power guy; he finished with seven homers and 19 steals in a 2014 season spent mostly in Double-A. He has three 30-steal seasons to his credit in the minors, but he's never topped nine homers. Mar 27 - 4:43 PM

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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.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 07:37:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 01:44:00 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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 05:24:00 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.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 03:08:00 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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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
5Michael Ohlman
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
4Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
7Marco Gonzales
8Tyler Lyons
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Nick Greenwood
8Carlos Villanueva
9Samuel Tuivailala
10Miguel Socolovich
11Marcus Hatley