Dodgers designate Ortiz, recall Link

Updated: April 18, 2010, 5:23 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Effectively choosing the future over the past, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled highly touted pitching prospect Jon Link from Triple-A Albuquerque and designated veteran right-hander Russ Ortiz for assignment before Sunday's game with San Francisco.

The move also clears a 40-man roster spot, which is expected to be filled later this week when reliever Ronald Belisario is activated from the restricted list.

Ortiz's ouster wasn't a surprise, as it was widely assumed the ...

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