With all of yesterday’s excitement or non-excitement over Jorge Soler, Julie missed out on a potential minor-league signing that was reported. Our old friend, Ramon Ortiz may be of interest to the Cubs again this year.
Ortiz split time between Triple-A Iowa and the Cubs in 2011. He was 1-2 with a 4.36 ERA with Chicago (22 games) and 6-3 with a 4.26 ERA at Iowa (16 games).
And here’s where the old part comes in: Ortiz is 38. I know it’s not old, but it’s old for a pitcher who’s not very good. If he signs, he’ll be in Iowa and available should someone get injured.