Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Getting to Know Doug Davis & Ramon Ortiz

In the past week, the Cubs have added two veteran pitchers to their organization. Yesterday, James Russell's debut in the rotation did not go so well. The Cubs could be in need of some pitching help. Here is the little bit of information of the two hurlers inked by the Cubs.

Ramon Ortiz
  • 37 years old

  • RHP

  • Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs and assigned to Triple-A Iowa

  • Spent 2010 with three different organizations (LAD, NYM, TB), making 16 big league appearances and two starts.

  • Has also played with the Angels (1999-2004), Reds (2005), Nationals (2006), Twins (2007) and Rockies (2007).

  • Career ERA of 4.93 with a record of 85-82 in 10 seasons.

  • Pitched 5.2 innings in his Iowa Cubs debut on Monday, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.

  • Doug Davis

  • LHP

  • 35 years old

  • Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs to a pro-rated salary of $900,000 if he pitches in the major with a chance to earn close to #2 million in incentives.

  • Will report to Fitch Park and work in extended spring training before heading to Iowa

  • Coming off elbow surgery

  • Has played for the Rangers (1999-2003), Blue Jays (2003), Brewers (2003-2006, 2010) and D'backs (2007-2009).

  • Went 1-4 in only eight games for the Brewers last season

  • Career ERA of 4.38 with a record of 91-101 in 12 seasons

  • We'll see if these guys can help the Cubs as some point!

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