Ortiz back for another year with Braves
The Braves exercised an option Monday for a second year on Ortiz, who led the National League last season with a career-high 21 wins.
Acquired from San Francisco last offseason for left-hander Damian Moss and a minor leaguer, Ortiz was 21-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 34 starts for Atlanta.
Ortiz, 29, earned $4.6 million in 2003, and the club option was for $5.7 million in 2004. He can become a free agent after that.
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