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Rockies add veteran RHP Ortiz

Updated: August 23, 2009, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Russ Ortiz and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a minor league contract Sunday.

Ortiz was released by the Houston Astros on July 30. The veteran right-hander provides the Rockies with insurance after starting pitcher Aaron Cook was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right shoulder.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy said right-hander Josh Fogg will take Cook's spot in the rotation Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Colorado trails the first-place ...

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