Found November 26, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Rule-5 Draft is a couple of weeks away, and this is a great chance for teams to pick players that other teams don't need on their 40-man roster. Players like Josh Hamilton, Johan Santana and Jose Bautista were once Rule-5 Draft picks. This season, I've been going to the stadium to watch Winter Ball games quite often and one particular player caught my attention. I'm talking about left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz who currently pitches for the Texas Rangers organization. The other day I was talking to John Manuel of Baseball America and we exchanged some thoughts about Ortiz and he he reminded me that Ortiz was eligible in the Rule-5 Draft and that he could get drafted by somebody looking for a lefty specialist. Ortiz, only 22 years old, is enjoying a good season in Venezuela this winter. He's 0-2 with a 3.31 ERA, 8.3 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 0.0 HR/9 and a 2.65 FIP in 16.1 innings pitched for his team. Also, lefties are 1-15 against him. He began the 2012 season with the Ra...
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