Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent (Dominican Republic) in February 21, 2011 (MIN).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|8-1 with a 3.26 ERA in 85 2/3 innings for Double-A Chattanooga. Jorge struck out 61 batters and walked 22, while holding opposing hitters to a .271 BAA.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from the Chattanooga on July 1 as the 26th man for a doubleheader.
MLB Debut Date: 07/01/17
|July 1, in a 10-5 Twins win over the Royals. Jorge got the start in the second game of a doubleheader and he helped the Twins earn a split with the Royals. Jorge got the win after going five innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk. Jorge struck out two. He threw 85 pitches, 54 for strikes. Jorge got off to a shaky start when he allowed a two-run home run to Eric Hosmer with two-outs in the first inning. he settled down from there. He didn’t allow another run until the sixth inning, when he gave up a lead-off single to Lorenzo Cain. Jorge was lifted after Cain’s base hit and Cain would come around to score later in the inning. Jorge’s first strikeout came in the third inning, when Whit Merrifield struck out swinging on a full count.|
|Jorge signed with the Twins as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic before the 2011 season. He spent one year in the Dominican Summer League before coming Stateside, where he debuted in the Rookie Gulf Coast League in 2012. After a 2013 season in the Rookie Appalachian League, Jorge jumped to the Class A Midwest League. He took his lumps in that league, and was sent back to the Appalachian League midway through the season. The 2015 campaign saw a reversal of fortunes for Jorge in the Midwest League. He posted a 2.79 ERA in 142 innings. His success continued in 2016 in the High A Florida State League, when he had a 1.55 ERA in 93 innings for the Fort Myers Miracle. He finished last year with Double-A Chattanooga and earned a spot on the Twins’ 40-man roster last November. Jorge has always shown good control, walking only 150 in 622 2/3 career minor league innings.|