Rays Sign Ramon Ortiz

The Rays signed right-hander Ramon Ortiz and assigned him to Triple A Durham, according to the transactions page for the International League. The 37-year-old pitched 30 innings for the Dodgers this year, posting a 6.30 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9. 

After the Dodgers designated Ortiz for assignment, the Mets picked him up on a minor league deal. Ortiz pitched well for the Mets' Triple A affiliate, posting a 3.94 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 in Buffalo. He'll presumably stay in the minors until September, since the Rays have a deep rotation, even with Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis on the DL.

Leave a Reply

4 Comments on "Rays Sign Ramon Ortiz"

5 years 1 month ago

Hellickson is being carefully watched on his innings limit. He might not be given too many starts. I doubt Ortiz moves up but the playoffs are all about pitching depth.

5 years 1 month ago

If Ortiz is somehow pitching for them during the postseason, you can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.

5 years 1 month ago

AAA depth/September mop-up guy.

Hank Hill
5 years 1 month ago

God when can he just give it up?