Luis Ortiz (baseball)
May 25, 1970 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|August 31, 1993, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1996, for the Texas Rangers|
|Runs batted in||26|
Luis Alberto Ortiz (born May 25, 1970 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former third baseman/designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played from 1993 through 1996 for the Boston Red Sox (1993–94) and Texas Rangers (1995–96). He also played one season in Japan for the Yakult Swallows (1997). Listed at 6' 0", 190 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.
Following his majors career, Ortiz played in Japanese baseball with the 1997 Yakult Swallows. He also played in the Red Sox, Rangers, Diamondbacks, Expos and Cardinals minor league systems. (1991–2004).
Before retitring in 2004, Luis went back to school and graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Doing so, Luis became the first player from the Dominican Republic to play in the Major Leagues and graduate from college. After retiring from baseball, Luis opened a baseball school in Keller, Texas. He has published four hitting books (The Natural Hitter Handbook plus three drills books). He also has hitting and throwing videos. Luis was a hitting coordinator with the Texas Rangers from 2009 till 2012. In 2013, Luis was the Lower Level hitting coordinator and the Cultural Development Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians. In 2014, Luis was promoted to Assistant Field coordinator while performing the role of hitting coordinator. From 2015 to the present, Luis has been the Field and Hitting Coordinator of the San Diego Padres.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
- Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from JapaneseBaseball.com
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