Catcher Tom Murphy and outfielder-infielder Rosell Herrera were among the first batch of cuts for the Rockies on Saturday, per MLB.com. The team reassigned right-handed pitchers Justin Miller , Jose Ortega, Jorge Rondon and Gus Schlosser; left-handed pitchers Buddy Boshers, Yohan Flande and Jason Gurka.
Looking to add pitching depth in the minors, the Rockies signed pitchers Jose Ortega, Justin Miller, Brett Marshall, Aaron Laffey and John Lannan to minor league contracts.
The Tigers designated pitcher Jose Ortega for assignment Friday, to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the team announced. Ortega has been pitching at Triple-A Toledo since May, after he gave up four runs in 1 1/3 innings in the majors.
The Tigers optioned pitcher Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo Monday to clear a roster spot for Tuesday starter Robbie Ray. Ortega, who didn't pitch in Monday's win, made just one appearances with the Tigers before being sent back down. He gave up four earned runs in 1 1/3 innings, walking four and hitting a batter without surrendering a hit.
Tigers pitcher Jose Ortega (0-1) was hit with the loss in his season debut Saturday afternoon against the Twins.Ortega filled in for Anibal Sanchez, who left the game in the third with a blister on his right middle finger. Ortega had some command issues as he struck out one, walked four and allowed four runs without allowing a hit over 1 1/3 innings of work in a 5-3 defeat.
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