Ramon Ortiz agrees to deal with Giants

Right-hander Ramon Ortiz has agreed to a minor league contract

with the San Francisco Giants and been invited to big league spring


The 38-year-old went 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA in 22 appearances with

two starts last year for the Chicago Cubs in his 11th major league

season. He will join his eighth team.

San Francisco also agreed to minor league contracts with

outfielder Justin Christian and left-hander Travis Blackley.

Christian was invited to big league camp.