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Ortiz looking to build on momentum

Ortiz wants to play in Hickory in 2010

First baseman Michael Ortiz got back on track with a solid 2009 campaign, but the 20-year-old is looking to take an even bigger step forward in 2010. Lone Star Dugout sat down with the Miami native for a Q&A session.

After his first full season in professional baseball, things looked rather bleak for Michael Ortiz. The Rangers' 28th round pick in the 2007 Draft had an excellent debut summer, batting .302 with eight doubles and three home runs for the rookie-level AZL Rangers. Ortiz opened his '08 campaign with short-season Spokane, but he was sent back to Arizona after going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in... Recommended Stories

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