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Series Takeaways: Royals, Flushed

The Angels returned home Monday needing the offense to show up in the worst way. As laid out in the series preview, the team began the series with the fewest runs scored in baseball and with few signs of turning things around against the reigning World Champs. Thankfully, though, they did. The club provided the rotation much-needed run support in spades, smacking the ball all over...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

King of the K: Felix rules Seattle in strikeouts

Felix Hernandez became the Mariners all-time career strikeout leader on Saturday when he set down Rafael Ortega of the Angels in the first inning of Seattle's game at Angel Stadium.
9 days ago

Ortega gives Angels 'plus, plus, plus' arm in left

When Rafael Ortega signed his first professional contract with the Rockies, the local newspaper in Venezuela ran his picture. It showed a 16-year-old Ortega, with his glove positioned just below his face while standing on top of a mound.
14 days ago

Angels place Daniel Nava on DL, Rafael Ortega called up

The Los Angeles Angles have placed outfielder Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list with left patella tendonitis. As a direct result of the injury, the club called Rafael Ortega up from the minors to fill in. As for Nava, this continues his early season string of bad luck. He is only a week removed from being listed as day-to-day after suffering a laceration of his left index...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 days ago

Halo Headlines: Angels sign Rafael Ortega; Non-tender deadline looms

The December 2, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the club adding a potential fourth outfielder, another outfielder potentially losing his roster spot, and more… The Story: Angels sign OF Rafael Ortega to MLB deal MWAH Says: Ortega is young (24), bats left-handed, has a good eye (.367 OBP at AAA in 2015), and can man all three outfield positions. No idea why the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Angels sign Venezuelan minor league OF Rafael Ortega

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Outfielder Rafael Ortega has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced the deal Tuesday. Ortega spent last season with the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate in Memphis, batting .286 with two homers and 42 RBIs. The Venezuelan also led all PCL outfielders with 15 assists. Ortega has spent eight seasons in the minors...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

James Ramsey and Rafael Ortega homer in a Springfield loss

It was a light schedule on Monday as the organization’s two highest affiliates were the only clubs in action, and both were on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Things looked promising for Memphis as the Redbirds scored quickly in the first, but were then shut down by 41-year-old Brett Tomko. James Ramsey and Rafael Ortega each had a homer in Springfield’s loss. Through a complete...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals claim OF Ortega from Rangers

The St. Louis Cardinals added an outfield prospect to the 40-man roster, claiming 22-year-old Rafael Ortega on waivers from the Texas Rangers. The left-handed hitting Ortega, of Venezuela, was designed for assignment by Texas on Dec. 30. The Rangers had claimed him from the Rockies a month earlier. Colorado signed Ortega as a non-drafted free agent in 2008 and he made his major...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Untangling the outfield mess in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Prior to Monday, the Cardinals were already stacked with outfield prospects in the upper minors. Then came the addition of Rafael Ortega, via the waiver wire from the Texas Rangers. Since the Cardinals claimed Ortega, he must be placed on the 40-man roster and now occupies the 39th spot. This move is interesting to me and brings about more questions than answers. Here is what I have...
Via Cardinals Farm
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers get OF Ortega on waiver claim from Rockies

The Texas Rangers have received outfielder Rafael Ortega on a waiver claim from the Colorado Rockies. Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin. The left-handed leadoff hitter batted .228 with one homer, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases. With the move Wednesday, the Rangers have 39 players on their major...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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