• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Tom Murphy, Rosell Herrera among first batch of Rockies' cuts

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rockies sign five pitchers to minor league contracts

    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.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Tigers DFA Jose Ortega, clear 40-man spot

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Tigers send Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Jose Ortega struggles with command in loss to Twins

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers call up Jose Ortega

    The Tigers have called up pitcher Jose Ortega from Triple-A Saturday. Ortega will likely serve as a fresh bullpen arm. The club used five relievers during Friday's game, and is looking for someone to soak up some innings. Ortega has a 3.97 ERA in 11 1/3 innings in the minors.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers send seven players to minors

    The Tigers announced Sunday they optioned pitcher Kyle Lobstein, pitcher Jose Ortega and shortstop Eugenio Suarez to Triple-A Toledo. They also reassigned catcher John Murrian, catcher Craig Albernaz, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and outfielder Trevor Crowe to minor-league camp.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jose Ortega optioned to Triple-A

    Tigers pitcher Jose Ortega was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after Saturday's win over the Indians, clearing a 25-man roster spot for Jose Alvarez, who is Sunday's projected starter. Ortega went 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 10:6 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings over 11 appearances with the Tigers. He returns to a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB ratio in 14 innings with Toledo.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Jose Ortega not available Tuesday

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters that reliever Jose Ortega will not be available out of the bullpen Tuesday night against the Astros.Ortega, who pitched two innings Monday against Houston and one-third of an inning Sunday against Cleveland, has not allowed a run since he was recalled from Triple-A. He has allowed two hits in 6 2/3 innings and has a 0.47 WHIP through his first five appearances.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers recall Jose Ortega

    The Tigers have recalled reliever Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo Wednesday. With Phil Coke on the disabled list with a groin injury, Ortega has been called up to take his place. Ortega, 24, pitched 2 2/3 innings with the major-league club last season. In Triple-A, he's thrown 14 innings without giving up a run this year. He's struck out 19 batters.