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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 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. Oct 6 - 4:52 PM

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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

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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PosRoleName
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2John Baker
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1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup