Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin. The left-handed leadoff hitter batted .228 with one homer, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
Cabrera didn’t pitch last season because of an injured left shoulder, and had surgery July 10. He was on the Rockies’ 60-day disabled list, and was transferred to the Rangers’ 60-day DL.
Josh Rutledge will be a valuable asset for the Rockies this year, and maybe even a star somewhere down the line.
The Rangers have returned Rule 5 draft pick Coty Woods to Colorado and gotten first baseman Chris McGuiness back from Cleveland.
Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson had consecutive two-out, two-run singles in an early outburst for Colorado, and the Rockies held on for a 11-7 victory Saturday that ended the Texas Rangers’ seven-game winning streak.
Roy Oswalt pitched efficiently into the seventh inning in his first start of the season and the Texas Rangers won their seventh straight, beating the slumping Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Friday night.
The veteran right-hander will make his debut for the Rangers at home against the Rockies after starting four minor league games since signing with Texas on May 29.
Rangers starter Yu Darvish struck out 11 in a 5-3 victory over the Rockies on Friday night, in his final spring start in Arizona.
Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton has left the game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday because of a jammed right heel.
The Colorado Rockies have acquired a minor league infielder that manager Jim Tracy loves — his son.
Jason Giambi and Ty Wiggington homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the Texas Rangers 11-10 Wednesday night.