Rafael Ortega (baseball)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ortega and the second or maternal family name is García.
Rafael Ortega
St. Louis Cardinals
Born: (1991-05-15) May 15, 1991 (age 23)
El Tigre, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 30, 2012 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .500
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

Rafael Ángel Ortega García (born May 15, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).[1] He played in MLB for the Colorado Rockies in 2012.


Colorado Rockies[edit]

Ortega was signed as an amateur free agent in 2008 by the Colorado Rockies. He debuted with the Rockies on September 30, 2012.[2]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Ortega was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on November 27, 2013.[3] The Rangers designated Ortega for assignment on December 30.[4][5]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

The St. Louis Cardinals claimed Ortega on January 6, 2014.[6]



  1. ^ "Rafael Ortega Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | Asheville Tourists Stats". Web.minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rockies select contract of outfielder Rafael Ortega | Rockies.com: News". Colorado.rockies.mlb.com. September 30, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rangers claim outfielder Ortega off waivers from Rox". Mlb.mlb.com. November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Texas Rangers trade 1B Chris McGuiness for Pirates P Miles Mikolas | Dallas Morning News". Rangersblog.dallasnews.com. December 30, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ December 30, 2013 5:01 pm (December 30, 2013). "Pro baseball: Rangers drop former Drillers outfielder Rafael Ortega off roster - Tulsa World: Pro Baseball". Tulsa World. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.bnd.com/2014/01/06/2991694/cardinals-claim-outfielder-ortega.html

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