On October 2, 1996, Oliver Ortega, a Dominican professional baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, was born.
Ortega signed with the Los Angeles Angels as an international free agent on February 10, 2015. He went 1–3 with a 4.33 ERA in 43+23 innings with the DSL Angels in 2015.
He went 2–3 with a 2.83 ERA in 28+23 innings with the AZL Angels in 2016. Ortega did not participate in any games in 2017. In 2018, he threw for the Burlington Bees, going 4–5 with a 3.51 ERA over 82 innings.
Ortega pitched for the Inland Empire 66ers and the Mobile BayBears during the 2019 season, going 4–5 with a 3.34 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 94+13 innings. Ortega was a 2019 California League All-Star.
Ortega received his first promotion to the major leagues when the Angels selected his contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on September 1, 2021. He made his major league debut on September 8, 2021, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against the San Diego Padres.
Ortega has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.