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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Russ Ortiz Re-Re-Re-Invents Himself?

Ken Rosenthal thinks Russ Ortiz might be near a comeback:
Free-agent right-hander Russ Ortiz, last seen pitching for the Giants in 2007, auditioned for about 10 clubs in Arizona last Friday, according to his agent, John Boggs. Ortiz, 34, threw 90-91 mph, Boggs said, topping out at 93. He is willing to start or relieve next season -- and yes, his four-year, $33 million contract with the Diamondbacks finally is about to expire.
One of the knocks on Ortiz previously was that his velocity was down, way down (like in the mid-80's).

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