The Royals have released Minor Leaguer Adrian Ortiz, tweets Greg Schaum.
Adrian Ortiz spent the last two seasons playing for the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Carolina League. Last season he hit .287 and was a prime breakout candidate heading in to this season. Unfortunately for he and the Royals, things haven't exactly worked out.
Ortiz spent the winter playing in the Carribean League in which he opened up even more eyes but dealt with some injury issues shortly thereafter and that didn't mix well with his on the field performance this year. He gets his release after spending two plus years in the Royals organization after getting drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 Draft out of Pepperdine University.