Thursday, August 16, 2007
The Twins traded Ramon Ortiz to the Colorado Rockies for minor leaguer Matt Macri. Ortiz started off strong for the Twins, but fell quickly and wound up in the bullpen with a 4-4 record and a 5.14 ERA in 28 appearances. "The thing is, I don't pitch much here now and this will give me opportunity to pitch more in the game," Ortiz said. "I think that's a good idea. I'm very happy." Ortiz will probably be slotted in the starter role and start as soon as Friday.