Mets Sign Ramon Ortiz

The Mets signed Ramon Ortiz to a minor league deal, according to Gerard Guilfoyle of SNY (via Twitter). The Dodgers signed Ortiz in February and designated him for assignment in May after he posted a 6.30 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9. Despite those numbers, they still had interest as recently as last week, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times (via Twitter).

The 37-year-old right-hander relies on a 91 mph fastball, a slider and a change, according to data on FanGraphs. Ortiz will start in Triple A Buffalo tonight. The Mets' rotation has been strong, thanks to surprising performances from R.A. Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi and Mike Pelfrey's breakout year. Ortiz provides minor league depth, in case they lose a pitcher to injury.


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17 Comments on "Mets Sign Ramon Ortiz"


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TwinsVet
5 years 14 days ago

Dios Mios!

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5 years 13 days ago

Perez 2.0. Hopefully they signed him for less than the bacon, egg and cheese I ordered this morning.

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5 years 13 days ago

HOW does he continue to keep getting deals…This guy must show up to tryouts with a slew of naked models or something

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5 years 13 days ago

Was there ever a time when ramon ortiz was good?

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5 years 13 days ago

Not that it matters too much, but why not sign Braden Looper over Ramon Ortiz? Looper at least was serviceable in 2008–whereas Ortiz was last serviceable in 2002.

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5 years 5 days ago

i think you’re thinking of Russ Ortiz