(c) Houston Astros

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Position: P      Born: Jun 5, 1974      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

The former All-Star signed as a non-roster invitee in 2009 after recovering the previous year from arm surgery. Ortiz made the club as a fifth starter but frustrated manager Cecil Cooper with his inability to last deep into ballgames. The righthander was released just before the trade deadline.