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Minor notes: Anthony Ortega, Joe Savery, Yasiel Puig

The latest in small but notable news down on the farm.


Dodgers ink Ortega

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed former Angels right-hander Anthony Ortega to a minor-league deal on Sunday to take over Stephen Fife's spot in the Triple-A rotation, reports Ken Gurnick of Fife was called up to L.A. to make an emergency start in the wake of Chad Billingsley going to the DL, and is likely to hang around in Hollywood for a while.

Ortega, 27, missed all of 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery and has just three big-league starts to his name, all of which came in 2009 with the Halos.

Phillies option Savery

The Philadelphia Phillies sent left-hander Joe Savery back to Triple-A following Sunday night's win over the Cardinals, reports Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. The 27-year-old southpaw was called up on Friday when John Lannan wen to the DL and made just one appearance for the club before getting his ticket back to Lehigh Valley.

Philadelphia now has an open roster spot that they can fill with a spot starter for Monday's matchup against the Pirates. Right-hander Tyler Cloyd seems the most likely candidate to get the call.

Yasiel hurts little puiggy

Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel "Babe" Puig has been placed on the 7-day DL down at Double-A with a sprained left thumb, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The injury isn't thought to be anything serious, but is bad enough for a short, mandatory stint on the sidelines.

After demolishing spring pitching, Puig has continued his hot hitting in Chattanooga, where he is batting .333/.385/.625 with three home runs in 52 plate appearances.


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