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Dodgers ink right-hander Ortiz

Dodgers ink right-hander Ortiz

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers signed right-handed free-agent pitcher Ramon Ortiz to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp.

Ortiz, 36, last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2007, splitting time between the Twins and Rockies. He pitched in Japan in '08 and for the Giants' Triple-A affiliate in Fresno last year, going 5-6 with a 3.05 ERA.


He is 84-80 in nine big league seasons and was the winning pitcher for the Angels in Game 3 of the 2002 World Series against the Giants.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.