Rafael Ortega, born Rafael Ángel Ortega García is one of the professional baseball players with the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Rafael plays as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. He is 1.85 m and weighs 82 kg.
Rafael is from Venezuela and was born to Palito Ortega and Evangelina Salazar. He played for the Colorado Rockies in January 2008 after he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Rockies. He made his professional debut playing for the Dominican Summer League Rockies.
He played for the Rockies till he was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on November 27, 2013. A year after being with the Rangers, he was claimed off waivers again by the St. Louis Cardinals in January 2014.
The Cardinals made him play in a minor league that same year for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, an affiliate to the Cardinals. A year later in December, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Rafael on a major league contract for a year.
In February 2021, the Chicago Cubs signed a minor league contract which included an invitation to major-league spring training with him. The Cubs selected him to their active roster in May that year.
How Old Is Rafael Ortega?
Rafael Ortega was born on May 15, 1991. He is 30 years old now.