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Joseph Ortiz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Jul 27 - 8:49 AM

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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.
Jul 20 - 2:21 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.
Apr 29 - 8:30 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.
Feb 14 - 2:59 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.
Jan 31 - 6:29 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

Joe Ortiz has earned a spot in the Rangers' bullpen.

Ortiz, 22, posted an excellent 0.82 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio in 11 innings of work during Cactus League action. He'll be a third left-hander out of the bullpen along with Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:52:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Joseph Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz put up a 2.15 ERA with 52 punchouts over 62 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A in 2012. The Rangers think he can be a potential LOOGY, so they've protected him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:57:00 PM

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