Russ Ortiz

Russ Ortiz

Height/Weight: 6' 1"/219 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Encino, California
College: Oklahoma
Draft: 1995 4th round by the
  • Arizona Sports

    Mic'd up Josh Rojas calls David Peralta 'a traitor' during D-backs-Dodgers

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder David Peralta spent the majority of his nine-year MLB career with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Then came this past offseason when Peralta decided to sign on with the Dodgers. Now, he's sporting Dodger Blue to the chagrin of many in the desert, including third baseman and former teammate Josh Rojas, who let his feelings be known while mic'd up against L.A. on Thursday. “He's a traitor,” Rojas said jokingly as he watched Peralta step up to the plate.

  • NBC Los Angeles

    Dodgers Opening Day 2023: Here's All the New Additions For Fans at Chavez Ravine

    Dodger Stadium might be the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, but it certainly doesn't feel that way once you're inside. Prior to the 2021 season, the Dodgers unveiled their newly renovated centerfield plaza. In 2022, it was new concession stands and statues. This year will be no different, as Dodger Stadium will unveil new amenities and features for Opening Day 2023. When fans flock to Chavez Ravine on March 30th for the Dodgers Opening Day game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, they will be greeted by new state-of-the-art LED lights, displays, and a familiar face entering the ring of honor.

  • Salt Lake City Sun

    Forbes: Yankees now worth $7.1B; Dodgers No. 2

    The New York Yankees are worth $7.1 billion, up 18 percent over a year ago, as Major League Baseball's most valuable franchise, according to the annual report by Forbes released Thursday. The Yankees have topped Forbes' list every year since the outlet first released the list in 1998. Overall, MLB team values increased by an average of 12 percent from the 2021 list. The Los Angeles Dodgers rank second behind the Yankees at a worth of $4.8 billion. The Boston Red Sox ($4.5B), Chicago Cubs ($4.1B) and San Francisco Giants ($3.7B) round out the top five. The Miami Marlins came in last with a value of $1 billion. The Oakland Athletics ($1.18B) and Cincinnati Reds ($1.19B) are Nos. 29 and 28, respectively.