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Giants Call Up Ortiz, Option Diaz

May 25, 1998

CINCINNATI (AP) _ The San Francisco Giants called up pitcher Russ Ortiz and optioned outfielder Alex Diaz to Triple-A Fresno on Monday.

Ortiz, a right-hander, was optioned to Fresno April 25 after making four relief appearances without allowing a run. He went 1-0 in five starts for Fresno with a 0.99 ERA.

Diaz hit .127 in 30 games, including 11 appearances as a pinch hitter. He started nine games _ eight in center field.

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