Rangers Recall LHP Ortiz, Send Down RHP Wolf

ARLINGTON (AP) – The Texas Rangers have recalled left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock and sent down right-hander Ross Wolf.

It will be Ortiz’s fourth stint with the Rangers in the 23-year-old’s rookie season. He is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 appearances covering 36 1-3 innings. He has worked 7 1-3 scoreless innings over his last three outings with Texas.

Ortiz is 2-1 with two saves and a 3.08 ERA in 19 appearances with Round Rock.

Wolf is 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 21 games, including three starts. Wolf is a combined 1-2 with a 2.02 ERA in stints with Round Rock and Double-A Frisco.

Manager Ron Washington said the Rangers needed a left-hander in the bullpen and Wolf will return next week when rosters expand.

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