Phillies claim right-hander Ortiz and left-hander Vasquez off waivers from San Francisco Giants; outright five to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

November 9th, 2022

The Phillies have claimed right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and left-handed pitcher Andrew Vasquez off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced tonight.

Ortiz, 27, made six relief appearances for the Giants in 2022, posting a 1.04 ERA in 8.2 innings (1 ER).  He spent the majority of the season with triple-A Sacramento where he posted a 4.54 ERA (34 ER, 67.1 IP) over 35 appearances (4 starts) with 72 strikeouts to only 13 walks (5.54 SO/BB ratio).  Ortiz, a native of Sanger, Calif., was originally selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers.

Vasquez, 29, made 10 major league appearances last year between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Giants.  He was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Aug. 2 and was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley before being designated for assignment on Aug. 15 and later claimed by the Giants.  A 6-foot-6 left-hander from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Vasquez has made 204 minor league appearances in his career and has 440 strikeouts in 295.1 innings pitched (13.41 SO/9.0 IP) with a 2.41 ERA (79 ER, 295.1 IP).

Additionally, today the Phillies outrighted the following five players to Lehigh Valley: right-handers Mark Appel and Hans Crouse, left-handers Kent Emanuel and Damon Jones and infielder Yairo Muñoz.