GENERAL: Junior college transfer...Adds a steady bat and experience to the Saints outfield...Expected to contribute immediately.
BEFORE SIENA: Hit .303 with team-best 40 hits, 32 RBI and four home runs at Barstow last season...Second Team All-Conference (Southern California Foothills) selection.
ROSSI ON ORTIZ: "Andres comes from the strong Southern California Junior College circuit. He is a strong hitter, who with defensive work, should become a major contributor this spring. How quickly he makes the adjustment to Division I baseball will determine the amount he is able to contribute to the club."
GETTING TO KNOW ANDRES ORTIZ:
Major: Creative Arts
My favorite spot on campus is: The baseball field.
My best Siena baseball moment has been: Signing to play here.
My superstitions are: I fix my batting gloves after every pitch when I hit.
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would: The Amazing Race because I like traveling.
What is that one thing you can't do without? Music.
The person who has helped me the most is: My dad.
Flavor of ice cream: Mint and cookies & cream.
TV show: The Walking Dead and How I Met Your Mother