Rafael Ortega

Rafael Ortega #39

  • CF
  • B/T: L/R
  • 5' 11"/160
  • Age: 24


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Rafael Ortega MLB Career Stats

.500 0 0 1 1.167

Rafael Ortega Bio

  • Full Name: Rafael Angel Ortega
  • Pronunciation: or-TAY-guh
  • Born: 5/15/1991 in El Tigre, Venezuela
  • Debut: September 30, 2012
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MLB Career Stats 4 0 2 0 0 1 .500 .667 1.167


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December 3, 2015 at 5:49 AM ET

Angels deal Cowgill to Tribe

The Angels traded outfielder Collin Cowgill to the Indians for cash considerations and non-tendered lefty reliever Cesar Ramos on Wednesday, the deadline to tender contracts to unsigned players.

December 2, 2015 at 9:25 AM ET

Angels sign Ortega to one-year contract

The Angels signed outfielder Rafael Ortega to a one-year, Major League contract on Tuesday, providing them with additional outfield depth and a potential left-handed-hitting option off the bench.


Rafael Ortega Awards

PIO Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Casper PIO

DSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 DSL Rockies DSL

DSL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 DSL Rockies DSL

Rafael Ortega Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 1, 2015 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent CF Rafael Ortega.
November 6, 2015 CF Rafael Ortega elected free agency.
February 4, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals invited non-roster CF Rafael Ortega to spring training.
September 10, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals sent CF Rafael Ortega outright to Memphis Redbirds.
September 8, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals designated CF Rafael Ortega for assignment.
August 26, 2014 CF Rafael Ortega assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
July 2, 2014 Springfield Cardinals activated CF Rafael Ortega from the 7-day disabled list.
June 30, 2014 Springfield Cardinals sent CF Rafael Ortega on a rehab assignment to GCL Cardinals.
June 3, 2014 Springfield Cardinals placed CF Rafael Ortega on the 7-day disabled list.
April 1, 2014 CF Rafael Ortega assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Memphis Redbirds.
March 10, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals optioned CF Rafael Ortega to Memphis Redbirds.
January 6, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals claimed Rafael Ortega off waivers from Texas Rangers.
December 30, 2013 Texas Rangers designated Rafael Ortega for assignment.
November 27, 2013 Texas Rangers claimed CF Rafael Ortega off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
September 30, 2013 Colorado Rockies recalled Rafael Ortega from Tulsa Drillers.
July 4, 2013 Rafael Ortega roster status changed by Tulsa Drillers.
May 11, 2013 Tulsa Drillers activated CF Rafael Ortega from the 7-day disabled list.
April 24, 2013 Tulsa Drillers placed CF Rafael Ortega on the 7-day disabled list. staph infection
April 11, 2013 CF Rafael Ortega assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Rockies Extended Spring Training.
March 31, 2013 Rafael Ortega assigned to Rockies Extended Spring Training from Tulsa Drillers.
March 11, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned Rafael Ortega to Tulsa Drillers.
September 30, 2012 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Rafael Ortega from Modesto Nuts.
April 17, 2012 Rafael Ortega roster status changed by Modesto Nuts.
March 31, 2012 Modesto Nuts placed CF Rafael Ortega on the 7-day disabled list.
September 7, 2011 CF Rafael Ortega assigned to Modesto Nuts from Asheville Tourists.
April 7, 2011 Rafael Ortega assigned to Asheville Tourists from Casper Ghosts.
April 7, 2010 Rafael Ortega assigned to Casper Ghosts from DSL Rockies.

Rafael Angel Ortega Bio Info

Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2008 by the Colorado Rockies...resides in El Tigre, Venezuela.


Played in 42 games for Tulsa (AA), starting 39 in centerfield, before season was cut short due to a leg injury in June... Recorded 10 multi-hit games including four consecutive multi-hit efforts from May 29-June 1... Tallied a season-high four hits vs. Springfield (5/16)... Batted .308 (8-26) with runners in scoring position and .308 with RISP and two outs (4-13)... Scored a run in 19 of 42 games.

2012 Played in 116 total games with all coming at Double-A Modesto except for two...made his Major League debut on 9/30 at Los Angeles (NL) going 2-for-3 with a walk and stolen base while starting in center field. While at Modesto, batted .283 (140-for-495) in 114 games with 23 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs, 60 RBI and 81 runs scored to go along with 36 stolen bases...led the Nuts in stolen bases and triples, was second in runs scored and third in doubles and RBI. Went 15-for-44 (.341) in 10 April games and 39-for-122 (.320) in 28 May games...hit .286 (66-for-231) in the first half of the season. Led off in 108 of his 112 games at Modesto and played in 111 games in centerfield. In the offseason played for Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Winter Leagues where he went 24-for-80 (.300) in 41 games. 2011 Made the jump to Low-A Asheville, where he spent the entire season as the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter for the Tourists...set career highs in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs and RBIs...was second on the Tourists with a .294 batting average, a mark that was also ninth-best in the South Atlantic League...led Asheville and tied for third in the SAL in triples and also led the Tourists with his 32 stolen bases and 141 hits...after the first month of the season, his average never dropped below .250. 2010 Spent his first season in the States with Rookie Level Casper, where he was named a Pioneer League Mid- and Postseason All-Star...led the Ghosts in average, games, at-bats, runs, hits, stolen bases and starts in the outfield...also led the Rockies system and was fourth in the Pioneer League in average while his 23 stolen bags, 69 runs and 103 hits were second-most in the PL. 2009 Played his entire second professional season with the DSL Rockies as the everyday center fielder...was named to the DSL All-Star team as an outfielder for hitting .324 (83-for-256) with seven doubles, eight triples and 39 stolen bases...his 39 steals were the fourth-most in the DSL, while his .324 average was the seventh-best in the league...played the majority of the season as an 18-year old, and finished with more walks (32) than strikeouts (23)...his .809 OPS was the best on the club. 2008 Spent his first professional season with the DSL Rockies as one of the club's regular outfielders...led the Rockies with 17 stolen bases and 38 runs scored...drew as many walks (20) as he had strikeouts (20)...his 20 walks were the second-most on the club...hit .296 (37-for-125) over the season's final two months.