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Joseph Ortiz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cubs sent LHP Joseph Ortiz outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Ortiz was designated for assignment by the Cubs on May 3 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 24-year-old lefty hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013. May 5 - 4:57 PM

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Cubs designated LHP Joseph Ortiz for assignment.

The move cleared space on the 40-man roster for Anthony Varvaro. Ortiz, 24, has a 1/5 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 relief innings at Triple-A Iowa this season.
May 3 - 2:19 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Iowa.

Ortiz, who was claimed off waivers from the Rangers in October, was limited to just 15 appearances in the minors last season due to a fractured left foot. The 24-year-old will serve as organizational bullpen depth.
Mar 26 - 4:33 PM

Cubs claimed LHP Joseph Ortiz off waivers from the Rangers.

Ortiz was limited to 15 appearances in the minors this season due to a fracture left foot suffered last winter. The 24-year-old had a 4.23 ERA and 27/10 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings as a reliever with the Rangers in 2013.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Joseph Ortiz from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has been out all season with a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He'll continue to work on things in the minors.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Joseph Ortiz (foot) has moved his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Round Rock.

He was moved up after throwing a scoreless frame on Friday for the Rangers' Arizona League club. Ortiz has been out all season with a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He should be ready to rejoin the Rangers' bullpen next month.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 02:21:00 PM

Joseph Ortiz (foot) has begun a throwing program at extended spring training.

Ortiz is making his way back from a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He's eligible to return in late May, but it's not clear whether he'll be ready at that time.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Rangers placed LHP Joseph Ortiz on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured left foot.

The move was made in order to clear space on the 40-man roster for Tommy Hanson. Ortiz had surgery last month after suffering the injury when he was clipped by a motorcycle. He'll miss most of the first couple months of the season.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Rangers left-hander Joseph Ortiz suffered a broken foot after being clipped by a motorcycle in Venezuela, and will miss at least three months.

He underwent successful surgery to repair the broken left foot. The 23-year-old southpaw likely won't be ready to rejoin the Rangers bullpen until early May.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 06:29:00 PM

Rangers recalled LHP Joe Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll take the place of Ross Wolf in the Rangers' bullpen. Ortiz has a 3.96 ERA and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings with the big club this season.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Rangers optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has registered a decent 3.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings this season with the Rangers. He will probably return within a few weeks.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Rangers recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has posted a 5.08 ERA in 22 appearances with the Rangers this season. He'll work the middle innings.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Rangers optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock.

The move clears a spot for Martin Perez on the active roster. Ortiz has a 5.08 ERA in 22 appearances with the Rangers.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Rangers recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has a 5.13 ERA in 20 appearances this year in the major leagues. He will operate in middle relief.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Rangers optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock.

The move opens a spot for Alexi Ogando's return from the disabled list. Ortiz has a 5.13 ERA in 20 appearances with the Rangers this season.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 03:12:00 PM

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2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
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PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
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PosRoleName
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2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Neil Ramirez
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood
10Yoervis Medina
11Ben Rowen