Joe Ortiz

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 5' 7"/175
  • Age: 25

Joe Ortiz MLB Career Stats

2-2 4.23 44.2 27 1.25

Joe Ortiz Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Ortiz
  • Born: 8/13/1990 in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Debut: March 31, 2013
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MLB Career Stats 2 2 4.23 32 0 0 44.2 27 1.25
  • Status: Designated for Assignment


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November 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM ET

Cubs pick up right-hander Roach off waivers

The Cubs continued to stockpile pitchers, claiming right-hander Donn Roach off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday.

October 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM ET

Rangers outright six, including Kouzmanoff and Arencibia

The Rangers have outrighted six players to Triple-A Round Rock and lost left-hander Joseph Ortiz to the Cubs on a waivers claim.


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NOR Pitcher of the Week

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07/13/2009 Spokane NOR

Joe Ortiz Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 14, 2015 Iowa Cubs released LHP Joe Ortiz.
May 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Joe Ortiz outright to Iowa Cubs.
May 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs designated LHP Joe Ortiz for assignment.
April 10, 2015 Iowa Cubs activated LHP Joe Ortiz.
April 9, 2015 LHP Joe Ortiz roster status changed by Iowa Cubs.
March 26, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Joe Ortiz to Iowa Cubs.
October 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs claimed Joe Ortiz off waivers from Texas Rangers.
September 29, 2014 Texas Rangers recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Frisco RoughRiders.
July 25, 2014 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Frisco RoughRiders.
July 24, 2014 Texas Rangers sent LHP Joseph Ortiz on a rehab assignment to Frisco RoughRiders.
July 18, 2014 Texas Rangers sent LHP Joseph Ortiz on a rehab assignment to AZL Rangers.
February 14, 2014 Joseph Ortiz roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
August 30, 2013 Texas Rangers recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock Express.
July 23, 2013 Texas Rangers optioned Joseph Ortiz to Round Rock Express.
July 11, 2013 Texas Rangers recalled Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock Express.
June 22, 2013 Texas Rangers optioned Joseph Ortiz to Round Rock Express.
June 18, 2013 Texas Rangers recalled Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock Express.
June 5, 2013 Texas Rangers optioned Joseph Ortiz to Round Rock Express.
November 20, 2012 Texas Rangers selected the contract of Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock Express.
June 22, 2012 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Round Rock Express from Frisco RoughRiders.
April 2, 2012 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
March 6, 2012 LHP Joseph Ortiz assigned to Texas Rangers.
March 31, 2011 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Hickory Crawdads.
March 24, 2011 LHP Joseph Ortiz assigned to Texas Rangers.
August 17, 2010 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Hickory Crawdads from Bakersfield Blaze.
August 10, 2010 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Bakersfield Blaze from Hickory Crawdads.
May 21, 2010 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Hickory Crawdads from Spokane Indians.
June 19, 2009 Joseph Ortiz assigned to Spokane Indians from Hickory Crawdads.
April 24, 2009 Joseph Ortiz roster status changed by Hickory Crawdads.

Joseph Ortiz Bio Info

Joseph joins the Cubs after spending the first eight years of his professional career in the Texas Rangers organization ... has spent the majority of his career in the minor leagues after signing as a non-drafted free agent with Texas on August 28, 2006 ... claimed off waivers by the Cubs in October 2014 after an injury-shortened season...Made his major league debut for the Rangers in 2013, going 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA (21 ER/44.2 IP) in 32 relief appearances ... made 15 minor league appearances in 2014 after missing the start of the season due to a fractured left foot...Is 18-15 with 31 saves and a 2.44 ERA (87 ER/320.2 IP) in 217 relief appearances covering eight minor league seasons...Has struck out 316 hitters while walking just 72 in 320.2 innings of work in the minors … has surrendered only 24 home runs in that time, good for 0.7 home runs allowed per 9.0 innings...Honored as the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for July 6-12, 2009, tossing 6.2-scoreless innings of relief while fanning nine (two games)...Was 16 years old when he made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2006 with Texas.


Made his first appearance of the season on July 18 after missing the first three months of the season with a fractured left foot ... after two scoreless relief outings with the Rookie League Rangers, he finished the season at Double-A Frisco, where he went 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA (8 ER/16.0 IP) in 13 outings...Allowed two hits and no runs in 2.0 innings for the Rookie League Rangers from July 18 to July 21...Made his first appearance with Double-A Frisco, July 24 vs. San Antonio, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.0 innings...Allowed one run or fewer in 12 of his 13 relief outings with Frisco...Collected a save, August 28 at Corpus Christi, after recording the final out of the game (0.1 IP, H)...All told, walked just two batters and fanned nine in 18.0 innings in 2014...Claimed off waivers by the Cubs, October 6.


Made his first Opening Day roster and shuffled between Round Rock and Arlington throughout the campaign… allowed just one run over 11.0 innings and 10 appearances to make the club out of spring training after he was added to the 40-man roster for the first time in November…was with the club from Opening Day-June 4, June 18-21, July 11-22, and Aug. 30-end of season…prior to the season, was rated by Baseball America as the 30th-best prospect in the Rangers organization.

2012 Combined to go 2-3 with 6 saves and a 2.15 ERA (15 ER/62.2 IP) over a career-high 51 relief appearances with Frisco (AA) and Round Rock (AAA), his first-ever season above A-ball... also had career-high 23 games finished...opponents batted .242 (57-236) overall, including just a .216 (21-97) figure by left-handed hitters...opposition hit .220 (13-59) with RISP. FRISCO: Began the year at Double-A and allowed runs in just 7 of 27 appearances...opponents batted .226 (26-115) with 6 walks and 29 K's...issued walks in just 4 HR allowed in final 18 games (20.0 IP)...over 12 outings from May 2-June 3, had 1.46 ERA (2 ER/12.1 IP) with 3 walks against 15 K's...allowed 9 of 20 inherited runners to score. ROUND ROCK: Promoted to Triple-A on June 22 and had a 1.97 ERA (7 ER/32.0 IP) over 24 outings with 23 strikeouts and 3 walks...all 3 walks came in a span of 4 outings in August... opponents hit .254 (31-122), but lefties had just a .196 (11-56) figure with 14 K's and no walks...went 2-for-3 in save chances, all in August...allowed only 4 of 17 inherited runners to score... made his Pacific Coast League debut June 22 vs. Iowa (1.2 IP, 0 R)...allowed solo HR in his 2nd and 3rd outings with Round Rock, but had a 1.67 ERA (5 ER/27.0 IP) in final 21 games to finish the year...5 of his 6 HR allowed came with the bases empty...opposition hit .154 (4-26) with RISP. WINTER LEAGUE: Pitched for La Guaira in the Venezuelan Winter League, going 1-2 with a 4.08 ERA (8 ER/17.2 IP) in 21 appearances...VWL opponents batted .232 with 17 strikeouts. 2011 Spent the entire campaign with Myrtle Beach (High-A), posting 1.015 WHIP, 2nd-lowest of his career...worked multiple innings in 20 of 40 appearances...converted 5 of 10 save opportunities...opposing left-handed batters hit just .200 (13-65) with 5 extra-base hits (4 2B, 1 HR)...opposition hit .216 (54-250) with 15 XBH overall...posted 18.0 scoreless innings over 9 outings from April 16-May 19...gave up one run in 8 games and 10.0 innings in July...had 4.76 ERA (9 ER/17.0 IP) in 26 relief outings for La Guaira in VWL, as lefties were just 3-for-24 (.125) with no XBH. 2010 Spent bulk of season with Hickory (A) less a short stint with Bakersfield (High-A)...combined to go 4-1 with a 1.62 ERA (8 ER/44.1 IP), 5 saves, and 53 strikeouts in 28 games... had career bests with 0.880 WHIP and 10.50 SO/BB ratio, and his WHIP figure would have been the lowest in minor league baseball if he had enough innings to qualify...held opposing lefties to a .176 average (9-51), while opponents batted .198 (33-167) overall... stranded 13-of-18 (72%) inherited runners...converted 5-of-6 save chances...registered a season-high 8 strikeouts over 3.2 shutout innings on July 22 vs. Delmarva...promoted to Bakersfield on Aug. 10...transferred back to Hickory on August 16...went 1-2 with a 3.60 (4 ER/10.0 IP) over 25 relief appearances for La Guaira in VWL. 2009 Split the campaign between Hickory and Spokane (Short-A), combining to go 2-1, 3.38 (16 ER/42.2 IP) with 44 strikeouts in 22 relief appearances...placed on Hickory disabled list April 22 with shoulder strain...activated from the disabled list on June 19 and transferred to Spokane...earned Northwest League Pitcher of the Week honors for July 6-12, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings of relief with 9 strikeouts over 2 appearances...did not allow a run over final 3 appearances with Spokane, a span of 7.0 innings, lowering season ERA from 3.64 to 2.95...was 2-0, 5.06 (9 ER/16.0 IP) in 30 games for La Guaira in VWL. 2008 Split the season between Arizona League and Clinton (A)...combined to go 2-0, 1.91 (7 ER/33.0 IP) with 5 saves in 24 games...made U.S. debut with AZL Rangers, recording a save with 1.0 scoreless inning June 22 vs. Royals...promoted to Clinton on June 24... was 2-0, 1.97 (7 ER/32.0 IP) with 4 saves in 23 games for the LumberKings...scoreless in 17 of his 23 outings...held opposition to a .204 average (23-133)...pitched 1.0 scoreless inning in one appearance during the Midwest League playoffs. 2007 Made pro debut in Dominican Summer League.