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Angels Designate Rafael Ortega

The Angels have designated outfielder Rafael Ortega for assignment, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. His roster spot will go to the just-signed Jesse Chavez. Ortega, 25, got his first real audition last year for Los Angeles, but didn’t hit much at all. Over 201 plate appearances, he managed only a .232/.283/.292 batting line with a single home run and eight steals...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
November 11, 2016

Angels add Ortega to outfield mix

In need of fresh outfield legs, the Angels on Monday recalled Rafael Ortega, their hottest hitter at Triple-A Salt Lake, and returned right-hander A.J. Achter to the Gulls.
Via Angels.com
August 29, 2016

Cow Tipping: Angels farm report 7/27/16 - Ortega raking

Prospects on the move + Ortega and Cowart are raking in AAA Affiliate Teams (from AAA to Rookie): Orem Owls, DSL and ARZ Angels rookie team players will also  be covered in the bi-monthly 2016 draftee update. Note:  I won't be showing the "duds" for the rookie leagues unless they are top prospects or top draft picks.  A lot of the guys in the rookie leagues are young and...
Via Halos Heaven
July 27, 2016

Ortega heads to Triple-A to continue development

Angels left fielder Rafael Ortega, who had been receiving many of the everyday starts because of injuries to Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry, was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday. The Angels selected the contract of outfielder Todd Cunningham from Salt Lake to take Ortega's place on the 25-man roster.
Via Angels.com
June 11, 2016

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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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.
Via Angels.com
April 18, 2016

Trout, Cron homer; sharper Shoemaker allows 4 runs

Angels prospect Rafael Ortega hit a two-run single in the seventh inning of Thursday's 6-5 win over the White Sox -- one inning after the teams broke through against strong starting pitching.
Via Angels.com
March 24, 2016

J-Roll, Lawrie homer; Sale cruises until 4-run 6th

Angels prospect Rafael Ortega hit a two-run single in the seventh inning of Thursday's 6-5 win over the White Sox -- one inning after the teams broke through against strong starting pitching.
Via WhiteSox.com
March 24, 2016

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 Cardinals...
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
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