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Ortega, who was rumored to be in the KBO, signed a minor league contract with the Yankees

Outfielder Rafael Ortega (32), rumored to be coming to the KBO League, is going to the New York Yankees. 

American ‘Major League Trade Rumors’ reported on the 4th (Korean time) that the Yankees had agreed to a minor league contract with FA outfielder Ortega. Join spring training as an invited player.  메이저놀이터

Ortega, a right-handed left-handed outfielder from Venezuela, made his debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2012. He played six seasons with the LA Angels in 2016, the Miami Marlins in 2018, the Atlanta Braves in 2019, and the Chicago Cubs in 2021-2022. 

His career record in the major leagues was 256 hits, 256 hits, 21 homers, 101 RBIs, 41 stolen bases, and an OPS of .683 in 364 games. As a player capable of all three positions in the outfield, he has played more than 100 games for the Cubs over the past two years, showing his competitiveness as a key player. 

In 2021, he had a career high season with a batting average of .291, 86 hits, 11 homers, 33 RBIs, 12 steals and an OPS of .823 in 103 games. Last year, after posting an OPS of .688 with a batting average of .241, 76 hits, 7 homers, 35 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 118 games, he was released as a non-tender at the end of the season. This year’s salary adjustment was expected to be $1.7 million, but the Cubs gave up. 

Since then, rumors have circulated that Ortega will come to the KBO League. As he was connected with Hanwha, who was looking for an outfielder, attention was focused on the possibility of going to Korea. However, Hanwha recruited Brian O’Grady, an outfielder who played for the Seibu Lions in Nippon Professional Baseball. He highly praised Ortega for his superior long-running power.  토토사이트

NC, which was also looking for a foreign outfielder, also recruited Jason Martin, the triple-A home run king (25), and Ortega’s trip to the KBO league was aborted. He signs a minor league contract with the Yankees and challenges the big leagues again.