(1/16/2009) Infielders Anthony Hewitt, Pablo Ozuna and Jorge Velandia and left-hander Jacob Woods signed minor league contracts with the Phillies and were invited to major league spring training. Hewitt, 19, was the Phillies' first-round selection in last year's draft. In 33 games with the rookie-level Gulf Coast Phillies in 2008, Hewitt batted .197 with seven doubles, one home run and nine RBI.
Rays add Velandia for defensive depth
(8/31/2008) The Tampa Bay Rays acquired 2B Jorge Velandia from Cleveland for cash considerations Sunday.
Velandia outrighted to minors
(7/20/2008) The Indians outrighted journeyman infielder Jorge Velandia to the minor leagues.
Velandia starts at shortstop
(6/26/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Indians INF Jorge Velandia made his first start at shortstop Wednesday night. Manager Eric Wedge has used 65 different lineups in 78 games.
Indians add Velandia for infield depth
(6/12/2008) Second baseman Josh Barfield, just called up Monday, went on the 15-day DL with a strained left middle finger Thursday. Jorge Velandia was recalled from Triple-A for infield depth and Jamey Carroll figures to get the majority of at-bats at second base. Asdrubal Cabrera will remain in the minor leagues.
Indians give Velandia minor deal
(5/27/2008) Last week, Indians GM Mark Shapiro said he would try "incremental moves" to improve the team. Monday, he signed OF Todd Linden and INF Jorge Velandia to minor-league contracts and assigned them to Triple-A Buffalo.
Velandia elects to become free agent
(5/20/2008) Blue Jays shortstop Jorge Velandia refused his minor league assignment and elected to become a free agent Monday.
Blue Jays designate Velandia
(5/18/2008) The Blue Jays designated infielder Jorge Velandia for assignment. They have 10 days to trade him, subject him to waivers or release him outright.
Velandia shipped to Triple-A
(5/17/2008)Jorge Velandia was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse Friday to make room for LHP David Purcey on the 25-man roster. Purcey then was sent back to Syracuse after the game, and SS Hector Luna was called up.
(5/7/2008) One night after losing shortstops David Eckstein and John McDonald to injury, the Blue Jays purchased the contract of infielder Jorge Velandia from Triple-A Syracuse and sent struggling outfielder Adam Lind back to Triple-A. With both Eckstein (right hip) and McDonald (right ankle) feeling better Wednesday, the Blue Jays chose to wait another day before deciding whether either player would wind up on the disabled list, with McDonald the more likely candidate.
(4/6/2008) The Blue Jays signed journeyman shortstop Jorge Velandia to a minor league contract.
Velandia granted his release
(3/29/2008) INF Jorge Velandia asked for and was granted his release at Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday.
Velandia sent to Triple-A
(3/26/2008) MLB.com reports Pirates INF Jorge Velandia was cut from major league camp Wednesday and reassigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Wilson hit .292 with three runs, one double and four RBI in 21 spring games.
Velandia happy to have a chance
(3/3/2008) According to the Bradenton Herald, Pirates 2B Jorge Velandia, a non-roster invitee, relishes his chance to make the team this year after hitting .320 with two home runs for the Rays last year. "I got a chance to play -- that was the one thing I was always looking for," Velandia, 33, said Sunday, after his old team -- the Rays -- beat the Pirates 7-5 at McKechnie Field. "I did really well. (Tampa Bay) has got some guys who are getting an opportunity to play, which is why I signed here. I'll just keep battling."
(11/1/2007) The Devil Rays sent SS Jorge Velandia and RHP Shawn Camp outright to Triple-A Durham. They refused the assignments and are free agents.
Velandia hits another home run
(9/28/2007) Devil Rays INF Jorge Velandia popped his second career home run Friday at the Blue Jays. The two-run shot gave the Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning. Velandia also singled and drove in another run in three at-bats.
Velandia pops rare homer Tuesday
(9/26/2007) Jorge Velandia hit a grand slam for his first career homer and Tampa Bay prevented the Yankees from clinching a playoff berth with a 7-6, 10-inning victory Tuesday.
Velandia keeps on hitting
(9/22/2007) INF Jorge Velandia went 1-for-3 against Boston Friday night.
Velandia a pleasant surprise
(9/19/2007) Shortstop Jorge Velandia is 8-for-13 since he was called up from the minors Sept. 10.
Rays add SS Velandia to roster
(9/10/2007) The Devil Rays purchased the contract of INF Jorge Velandia from Triple-A Durham.
Devil Rays send four down
(3/31/2007) C Shawn Riggans was optioned to Triple-A Durham Saturday. Also, catcher Raul Casanova, outfielder Dustan Mohr and infielder Jorge Velandia were reassigned to minor league camp.
(12/2/2006) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays agreed to terms with RHP Stephen Andrade, RHP Tony Peguero, 1B Hee-Seop Choi, SS Jorge Velandia, OF Dustan Mohr and C Yamid Haad on minor-league contracts.
Velandia sent to minor-league camp
(3/7/2006) The Chicago White Sox assigned LHP Chad Bentz, OF Ben Grieve, INF Tim Hummel, C Carlos Lee, C Donny Lucy, LHP Corwin Malone, LHP Stephen Randolph and INF Jorge Velandia to their minor-league camp on Tuesday.
ChiSox give SS Velandia minor deal
(1/19/2006) The White Sox agreed to terms with RHP Agustin Montero, OF Darren Blakely, OF Ben Grieve and SS Jorge Velandia on minor-league contracts.
Pirates sign Velandia to minor deal
(12/2/2004) The Pirates signed OF Jon Nunnally, RHP Ron Chiavacci, RHP Chris Enochs, RHP Brian Reith and INF Jorge Velandia to minor-league contracts with invitations spring training.
Braves send Velandia down
(4/4/2004) Jorge Velandia was assigned to Triple-A Richmond on Saturday.
Braves infielder is out
(3/29/2004) Jorge Velandia is sidelined with a knee injury.
Velandia gets called up
(9/3/2003) The Mets promoted Jorge Velandia to the 40-man roster on Tuesday. The team designated Jason Middlebrook for assignment to make room.
Mets to recall Velandia
(9/2/2003) The New York Daily News reports that the Mets will recall Jorge Velandia from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.
Velandia clears waivers
(7/24/2003) The New York Daily News reports that Jorge Velandia has cleared waivers since being demoted by the Mets.
Velandia returned to minors
(7/20/2003) Jorge Velandia was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
Velandia has contract purchased
(7/17/2003) The Mets purchased the contract of Jorge Velandia from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.