HOUSTON – The Houston Astros announced they claimed right-handed pitcher Oliver Ortega off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday., just two days after the start of the offseason.
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Ortega. 27, made 10 relief appearances with the Twins last season, going 0-1 with a 4.30 ERA and a .204 opponent’s batting average while spending the bulk of the season with Triple-A St. Paul.
Ortega was on the Twins’ 60-day injured list and will remain on the Astros’ 60-day list after suffering a left lumbar strain following his acquisition.
He was originally signed with the Los Angeles Angels as an international free agent in 2014 before the Twins claimed him off waivers.
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