Joseph Ortiz RP CHC 16 Hrs

Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The 24-year-old lefty put together an outstanding camp, giving up just one run on six hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in 8.1 Cactus League innings, but it appears it wasn't quite enough to earn an Opening Day bullpen spot. That said, Ortiz will likely be on the short list of candidates to come up when the team need some specialist help or merely a fresh arm.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC 6 Days

Ortiz threw a scoreless inning against the White Sox on Friday, his fourth straight scoreless appearance in Cactus League action.

Ortiz has given up six runs - five of them unearned - in 7.1 innings this spring. Given how poorly Felix Doubront has pitched, as well as the lack of good options, Ortiz could be the top lefty in the Cubs' bullpen this year

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC 6 Months

Ortiz was claimed off waivers on Monday by the Cubs.

He was outrighted to Triple-A by the Rangers, but the Cubs deemed the lefty worthy of a spot on their 40-man roster. He posted a 4.23 ERA in 32 relief appearances for the Rangers in 2014.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC 8 Months

Rangers activated RHP Joseph Ortiz from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has been out all season with a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He'll continue to work on things in the minors.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC 8 Months

Joseph Ortiz (foot) has moved his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Round Rock.

He was moved up after throwing a scoreless frame on Friday for the Rangers' Arizona League club. Ortiz has been out all season with a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He should be ready to rejoin the Rangers' bullpen next month.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC 11 Months

Joseph Ortiz (foot) has begun a throwing program at extended spring training.

Ortiz is making his way back from a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He's eligible to return in late May, but it's not clear whether he'll be ready at that time.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC Nov 25 '79

Rangers placed LHP Joseph Ortiz on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured left foot.

The move was made in order to clear space on the 40-man roster for Tommy Hanson. Ortiz had surgery last month after suffering the injury when he was clipped by a motorcycle. He'll miss most of the first couple months of the season.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC Nov 11 '79

Rangers left-hander Joseph Ortiz suffered a broken foot after being clipped by a motorcycle in Venezuela, and will miss at least three months.

He underwent successful surgery to repair the broken left foot. The 23-year-old southpaw likely won't be ready to rejoin the Rangers bullpen until early May.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC Jun 10 '79

Rangers recalled LHP Joe Ortiz from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll take the place of Ross Wolf in the Rangers' bullpen. Ortiz has a 3.96 ERA and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings with the big club this season.

Joseph Ortiz RP CHC May 03 '79

Rangers optioned LHP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has registered a decent 3.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 22/8 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings this season with the Rangers. He will probably return within a few weeks.