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Ortega available after injuring leg in Sunday's debut

Ortega available after injuring leg in Sunday's debut

Ortega available after injuring leg in Sunday's debut
PHOENIX -- X-rays were negative on the right leg of Rockies outfielder Rafael Ortega, who had two hits, a stolen base and a walk and was hit by a pitch on Sunday in his Major League debut, a 7-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Ortega was hit in the leg in the ninth inning and was attended to on the field, but stayed in the game. He didn't take second base against an indifferent defense, however, because of the pain in his leg. But Rockies manager Jim Tracy said he was fine, and would be available on Monday night.

Tracy said the left-handed-hitting Ortega, 21, who was pulled out of the Arizona instructional program because the Rockies' roster is so injury-depleted, would not have started in any case on Monday against D-backs left-hander Wade Miley.

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