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28-27 4-6 W2
26-29 7-3 W5
25-32 5-5 W1
24-31 4-6 L1

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 20.2 1 2 4.35 14 11

Top Luis Ortiz News

  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Fans six in no-decision

    Ortiz allowed three runs on five hits and four walks over five innings in Sunday's loss to Seattle. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.

    Ortiz was tagged with a pair of solo homers, including Julio Rodriguez's first-inning shot. Despite a shaky outing overall, Ortiz punched out a season-high six batters, though he needed 99 pitches to get through five frames. The right-handed rookie is now sporting a 4.35 ERA and a lackluster 14:11 K:BB through 20.2 innings. Ortiz's next start is currently lined up to be against the Cardinals.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Listed as Sunday's starter

    Ortiz is expected to start Sunday's game against Mariners, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    As delos Santos notes, Roansy Contreras had previously been scheduled to pitch Saturday. However, Vince Velasquez (elbow) was deemed ready to return and Ortiz is apparently getting another chance Sunday, which leaves Contreras' next start TBD. Perhaps the Pirates will go with six arms a turn or two through the rotation. Ortiz had some bumps in the road early but bounced back this week with 7.2 innings of two-run ball against the Rangers.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Quality start in win

    Ortiz (1-2) earned the win Monday, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks over 7.2 innings during a 6-4 victory over the Rangers. He struck out four.

    Ortiz has drawn three straight starts with Vince Velasquez (elbow) on the injured list, but Monday's outing was by far the former's best performance of the season. The young right-hander completed a career-high 7.2 innings, struck out a season-high four batters and submitted his first quality start of the year. Velasquez may need at least one more rehab start before he's recalled to the big-league roster, making it likely Ortiz gets one more shot in the rotation.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Early exit in loss

    Ortiz (0-2) took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and four walks over three innings in a 4-0 loss against Detroit. He struck out three.

    The Tigers got to Ortiz early Tuesday, scoring twice in the first inning before adding another two runs in the third. Ultimately, it would take Ortiz 81 pitches to record nine outs. The 24-year-old right-hander has now dropped his first two starts of the season, allowing nine runs, though only five earned, through eight innings alongside a 2.38 WHIP. Ortiz may get one more shot with the Pirates before Vince Velasquez (elbow) returns from the IL.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Stays in rotation

    Ortiz is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

    After getting a call-up from Triple-A Indianapolis on May 9, Ortiz stumbled in his first start of the season with the big club, giving up five runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk over five innings en route to taking a home loss against the Rockies. The 24-year-old right-hander was more impressive over a four-start sample with the Bucs in 2022 and had pitched to a 2.23 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 32.1 innings at Triple-A prior to his call-up, however, so he'll get at least one more chance to redeem himself. Ortiz's performance Tuesday as well as the status of Vince Velasquez (elbow) heading into next week will likely dictate whether Ortiz garners any additional starts with Pittsburgh.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Drops season debut

    Ortiz (0-1) took the loss Tuesday, allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk over five innings against the Rockies. He struck out one.

    Ortiz allowed just one run through his first three innings but ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing a pair of singles to lead off the frame before Tucupita Marcano missed a potential double-play ball, allowing the Rockies to take a 2-1 lead. Ortiz surrendered another three runs in the frame en route to an eventual 10-1 loss. The 24-year-old right-hander could make at least one more start while Vince Velasquez (elbow) is on the IL. Ortiz had been pitching well in Triple-A with a 2.23 ERA and 29:11 K:BB through seven starts (32.1 innings).

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Called up for Tuesday's start

    The Pirates recalled Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Ortiz will start for Pittsburgh against the visiting Rockies and might get an extended run in the rotation if things go well. The 24-year-old had registered a promising 2.23 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 29:11 K:BB through 32.1 innings (seven starts) this season at the Triple-A level.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Set to start Tuesday

    Ortiz joined the Pirates and is expected to be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Tuesday against the Rockies at PNC Park, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Ortiz, 24, flashed promise in the majors last season and thus far in his seven starts with Indianapolis. Over 32.1 innings with the affiliate, Ortiz has logged a 2.23 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 29:11 K:BB . Control can be a problem, but Ortiz can miss bats and induce groundballs. It's not clear whether he'll be in store simply for a spot start or if he could stick around a while, but Ortiz is a viable streaming option in a favorable home matchup versus Colorado.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Optioned to Triple-A level

    Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Ortiz gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits and three walks over six innings this spring in the Grapefruit League, and he also spent some time away from Pirates camp while representing the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. The 24-year-old should get an extended look in Pittsburgh at some point in the first half of the 2023 season.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Added to DR roster for WBC

    Ortiz was added Thursday to the Dominican Republic's roster for the World Baseball Classic.

    He's replacing Pirates teammate Jarlin Garcia, who is out indefinitely with a left arm injury. Ortiz is probably going to be ticketed for Triple-A Indianapolis once the WBC is over and camp breaks, but the 24-year-old right-hander seems certain to take on a sizable role in Pittsburgh at some point in 2023.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Heads back to minors

    The Pirates optioned Ortiz to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    Since Ortiz wasn't scheduled to pitch again in 2022 after making a start Saturday in St. Louis, the Pirates chose to option him to open up room on the 28-man active roster for a player who can contribute over their final three games. Though he failed to escape the first inning against the Cardinals while serving up six earned runs, Ortiz still delivered a solid 4.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 17:10 K:BB in 16 innings over his first four big-league starts. He should get the chance to compete for a spot in the Bucs' Opening Day rotation next spring.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Knocked around in loss

    Ortiz (0-2) took the loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, allowing six runs on three hits while striking out none and walking three over two-thirds of an inning.

    It was an extremely rough outing for Ortiz, who allowed a two-run single from Albert Pujols and a grand slam from Corey Dickerson before being pulled. This was the fourth appearance of the year for Ortiz, who had pitched well in his prior outings. In his three previous appearances, he allowed two runs in 15.1 innings for a 1.17 ERA. It now sits at 4.50 after Saturday's clunker.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Seven strikeouts in loss

    Ortiz (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Cubs, allowing a run on one hit and two walks while striking out seven in 4.2 innings.

    It was a bit of a tough-luck loss for Ortiz on Sunday as he left the scoreless game with two outs and one on in the fifth only to see reliever Manny Banuelos gave up a homer, saddling Ortiz with an earned run. He fanned six of the first 10 batters he faced and did not give up another hit after allowing the first batter of the game to single. The 23-year-old has allowed only five hits in 15.1 innings across his first three big-league starts, compiling a 1.17 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB in that span. His next and possibly final start of the season will likely come next weekend in St. Louis.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Awarded another start

    Ortiz is slated to start Sunday against the Cubs at PNC Park.

    After holding the Yankees to two runs (one earned) while striking out five in five innings Tuesday following his promotion from Triple-A Indianapolis, Ortiz will be rewarded with a second straight turn through the rotation. The rookie now owns an 0.84 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through his first two big-league outings and will look to parlay a strong finish to the 2022 season into a spot in the Pirates' Opening Day rotation in 2023.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Five innings in no-decision

    Ortiz did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over five innings against the Yankees. He struck out five.

    Ortiz held the Yankees scoreless through four innings, but an error and a couple of hits in the bottom of the fifth cost Ortiz both an earned run and an unearned run. Even so, he was in line for the victory before the bullpen blew the game. The flamethrowing rookie has looked good for the Pirates so far, allowing just one earned run in 10.2 innings of work with 10 punchouts. He will likely face the Cubs this weekend if he sticks around in the rotation.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Rejoins Bucs

    The Pirates recalled Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh returned Ortiz to Triple-A on Wednesday after he served as the 29th man for a doubleheader with the Reds the day prior, but he'll be able to rejoin the big club less than a week after being optioned due to JT Brubaker (arm) landing on the injured list Sunday in a corresponding move. Ortiz will presumably be the top candidate to step into the rotation Tuesday against the Yankees in place of Brubaker after an impressive showing in his MLB debut last week. The hard-throwing right-hander topped 100 miles per hour on six occasions in his start versus the Reds, tossing 5.2 scoreless frames while striking out six.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 226 lbs
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R