| Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (#67 / Outfielder)|Rafael Ortega (baseball) Wikipedia
Rafael Ángel Ortega García (born May 15, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the San Diego Padres organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Ortega was signed as an amateur free agent in 2008 by the Colorado Rockies. He debuted with the Rockies on September 30, 2012. In 2013, Ortega started the season in Double-A and was released after 42 games. He signed with a Venezuelan team for the remainder of the season.
Ortega was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on November 27, 2013. The Rangers designated Ortega for assignment on December 30.
The St. Louis Cardinals claimed Ortega on January 6, 2014. He played in the Cardinals minor league system for the 2014 and 2015 season.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Ortega to a one-year contract on December 1, 2015. Ortega made the team out of spring training as a fourth outfielder. After injuries to their starting left fielders, Ortega was entrenched as the Angels left fielder. In 36 games, he hit .236 while displaying excellent defense and putting the ball in play, as he struck out just 16 times in 122 at bats. On June 11, Ortega was sent down to Triple-A. He elected free agency in November 2016.
On December 13, 2016, Ortega signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.Dominican Summer League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star (2009)
Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star (2010)