Oliver Ortega, a Dominican professional baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, was born on October 2, 1996.
On February 10, 2015, Ortega signed as an international free agent with the Los Angeles Angels. In 43+23 innings with the DSL Angels in 2015, he went 1–3 with a 4.33 ERA.
In 2016, he pitched for the AZL Angels, going 2–3 with a 2.83 ERA in 28+23 innings. In 2017, Ortega did not play any games. He pitched for the Burlington Bees in 2018, finishing 4–5 with a 3.51 ERA in 82 innings.
During the 2019 season, Ortega pitched for the Inland Empire 66ers and the Mobile BayBears, 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.
Oliver Ortega signed a 1 year / $710,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $710,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $710,000.