Joe Ortiz

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Joseph Ortiz
Joliet Slammers – No. 38
Born: (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 28)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
March 31, 2013, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record2–2
Earned run average4.23

Joseph Ortiz Blanco (born August 13, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers.


Ortiz made the Texas Rangers' Opening Day roster in 2013.[1] He was claimed by the Chicago Cubs on October 6, 2014, after spending most of the season on the disabled list and in the minor leagues.[2]

He was released by the Chicago Cubs on August 14, 2015.

On May 12, 2017, Ortiz signed with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League.

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  2. ^ "Rangers outright 6 players to Triple-A Round Rock". Associated Press. October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.

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