Ortega signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Ortega has only appeared in 66 big-league games throughout the course of his eight-year professional career, all coming in 2016 with the Angels. This past season, he spent the entire season with Triple-A El Paso in the Padres' system, slashing .317/.383/.468 with six home runs, 53 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He will likely begin the 2018 campaign back in Triple-A, but could find himself playing at the major-league level sometime during the summer.

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