Yankees Sign Ramon Ortiz

The Yankees signed right-hander Ramon Ortiz, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. It's a minor league deal, Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger tweets. The Giants recently released the 39-year-old Praver/Shapiro client.

Ortiz appeared in 22 games for the Cubs last year, posting a 4.86 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 33 1/3 innings. The 11-year MLB veteran also made 16 starts at Triple-A, completing 99 1/3 innings with the Iowa Cubs. The Yankees acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the Giants earlier today.


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11 Comments on "Yankees Sign Ramon Ortiz"


Brian
3 years 3 months ago

Next Yanks transaction will be to sign Fontenot.

3 years 3 months ago

Get rid of Maxwell to sign Ortiz…Awesome.

Havok9120
3 years 3 months ago

This post makes absolutely no sense at all. Just so you know. And no, I’m not missing your sarcasm. Its just that the point you seem to be making does not compute.

3 years 3 months ago

I think Ortiz is 52 years old now. That guy will never go away!

Reied
3 years 3 months ago

Cashman losing his mind…

Ryan Mooney
3 years 3 months ago

Cashman is a giant thief.. Hes Stealing all the giants minor league player…lol

3 years 3 months ago

So wait, trade Kontos for a back-up catcher you don’t need, then turn and sign a washed up pitcher. Am I missing something here?

Havok9120
3 years 3 months ago

Hey guys, he’s heading to AAA on a MiLB contract. We need a pitcher to take Phelps’ spot (our #1 in AAA who got a longman slot after Pineda got hurt).

Breathe.

Ringo7
3 years 3 months ago

Are the Yankees going nuts? First they send Cervelli down; then Maxwell, then sign an anemic vagabond in Stewart, then sign Ortiz, trade Kontos, who shows promise. What in hell is going on? It’s almost like they are trying to self destruct. Anyone got any ideas?

GriffeyandSizemore
3 years 3 months ago

Just cause he may of made a good amount of money in the past doesn’t mean he saved it. A man needs a job.

Havok9120
3 years 3 months ago

 This. Or he just enjoys playing.

Either way, his reasons don’t matter much. As of now, he’s slated as the Empire State Yankees opening day starter for tomorrow’s game.