Minor Matters: Nationals Release Koyie Hill, D'Backs Outright Yonata Ortega

Mar 6, 2012; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Yonata Ortega (56) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

White we wait to hear more on the Cliff Lee front, let's check out a pair of minor moves from two National League ball clubs...

As a result of the Kurt Suzuki acquisition, the Washington Nationals have released minor league catcher Koyie Hill, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Hill, 33, will be looking to join his third organization of this year alone.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks outrighted right-handed pitcher Yonata Ortega off the team's 40-man roster, as reported by Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. The 25-year-old is still with the organization, but with their Class Double-A affiliate in Mobile.

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