2B 2000- Athletics, Rockies
Stats through the 2000 season
A top prospect in the Oakland Athletics organization, the Dominican-born Ortiz won the A's second base job in spring training 2001. However, he struggled early on, losing his job to Frank Menechino, and was eventually dealt to the Colorado Rockies in a three-way deal involving Jermaine Dye and Neifi Perez. (GL)
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|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 24, 2001:
In a 3–way deal, the A's obtain OF Jermaine Dye from the Royals, the Royals get SS Neifi Perez from the Rockies, and the Rockies get 2B Jose Ortiz, OF Mario Encarnacion, and P Todd Belitz from the A's. |
» August 10, 2001: Colorado slams Cincinnati, 16–7, as newly–acquired rookie 2B Jose Ortiz strokes five hits—including a double and home run—and drives in four runs.