Veteran outfielder Rafael Ortega (32), who was rumored to be going to the KBO League Hanwha Eagles, became a free agent (FA).먹튀검증
On the 8th (Korean time), the American media ‘MLB Trade Rumors’, which deals with the news of player transfers, announced that “Ortega has been released from the Texas Rangers.”
A right-handed left-handed outfielder from Venezuela, Ortega made his major league debut in 2012 in a Colorado Rockies uniform. He went through the Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, and Atlanta Braves, and played an active part in 103 games for the Chicago Cubs in 2021 with a batting average of 0.291, 11 homers, 33 RBIs, 12 steals, and an OPS of 0.823. 364 games, 21 home runs, 101 RBIs, 41 stolen bases, OPS 0.683.
However, his sparkling performance did not last long, and after 2022, he moved to the New York Yankees and Texas and moved to the minor leagues without returning to the major leagues. He played in 44 games at Triple-A this season, hitting 0.226 with 5 homers, 26 RBIs and an OPS of 0.714. His career minor league performance is 0.289 batting average, 77 homers, 475 RBIs, 267 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.782 in 1,165 games.
Ortega recently drew attention as a candidate to replace Brian O’Grady, a foreign hitter who was released midway after it was known that he followed the Hanwha club’s official Instagram. However, with the recent poor performance in the minor leagues and the names of other players being mentioned on Hanwha’s interest list, the possibility of Ortega’s realization of the KBO League is uncertain. Attention is focusing on whether Ortega, who has become free, will wear the Hanwha uniform as rumored, or whether he will aim to enter the big leagues again.