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
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.
The Nats also released Koyie Hill as they traded for Kurt Suzuki.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August 3, 2012
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.
This apparently slipped through the cracks and was never announced by the club, but RHP Yonata Ortega was outrighted off the 40 on July 25.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) August 3, 2012