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01/22/2007 2:40 PM ET
Twins agree to terms with pitcher Ramon Ortiz on one-year contract
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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have agreed to terms with pitcher Ramon Ortiz on a one-year contract for the 2007 season. Ortiz, 33, was 11-16, 5.57 (190.2 ip, 118 er) with 64 walks and 104 strikeouts in 33 starts last season for the Washington Nationals. Last season marked the third time in his career in which he pitched 190-or-more innings in a season (217.1 innings in 2002 and 208.2 innings in 2001) and the fourth time in which he won 10-or-more games (13 in 2001, 15 in 2002 and 16 in 2003).

His best season came in 2002, when he went 15-9, 3.77 (217.1 ip, 91 er) with 68 walks and a career-high 162 strikeouts in 32 starts for the Angels. Ortiz went on on win two games in the Angels' post-season run, including Game Two of the American League Championship Series versus the Twins, a 6-3 Angels win, and Game Three of the World Series versus the Giants, a 10-4 Angels win.

Ortiz has a career record of 79-76, 4.85 (1255.2 ip, 677 er) with 440 walks and 790 strikeouts in 220 appearances (200 starts) with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.

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