Pirates Sign Daniel Ortiz

By Jason Shetler

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Pirates have signed outfielder Daniel Ortiz to a minor league deal. 

Ortiz was drafted by the Minnesota Twins back in 2008 as a fourth round selection. The 25-year-old native of Puerto Rico spent all of this past season with the Twins AAA affiliate Rochester. Ortiz didn’t reach base much, as he posted just a .295 on base percentage in 525 plate appearances. However, he hit 31 doubles, which was tied for fourth in the International League while also hitting 17 home runs. Based on the Pirates outfield depth, it’s hard to say if he would be a legitimate option in a reserve outfield role. 

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