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.
The Dallas Cowboys continued their roster shuffle on Sunday by trading defensive tackle Sean Lissemore to the San Diego Chargers for a seventh-round pick and claiming linebacker Kyle Bosworth off waivers.
Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education advocates released Tuesday.
The wayward saga of infielder Adam Rosales has resumed, with the Texas Rangers once again claiming him off waivers from Oakland.
The Rangers claimed Rosales before opening a three-game series at Oakland on Friday night. The A’s designated the utility infielder for assignment Wednesday to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for infielder Alberto Callaspo
Stars forward Tom Wandell has cleared waivers and will remain with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.
The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on guard Chris Douglas-Roberts after he spent only two weeks on their roster.
Roy Oswalt says he has known for several weeks that he cleared waivers, a move that would allow the Rangers to trade the veteran right-hander to any team.