Torres cleared waivers Monday and has elected free agency, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports. The veteran hurler reached an agreement with the Mets to avoid arbitration, but Torres did not want to spend his 2016 season in the minors, so he'll head into free agency. His numbers from last year aren't great (4.68 ERA, 7.5 K/9), but some teams seeking a veteran reliever could be candidates for the 33-year-old.
Torres has been placed on waivers by the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports. After a suitable trade was not found, the Mets decided to place the 33-year-old on waivers. Torres pitched in 57.2 innings for the Mets last season, posting a 4.68 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. His contract is not very expensive, so there is a good chance that a team looking for a veteran reliever could snatch him up while he's available.
Torres was designated for assignment Friday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. Just one week after Torres signed a one-year deal to avoid arbitration with the Mets, the club opted to DFA him to clear space on the 40-man roster for the recently signed Antonio Bastardo.
Torres and the Mets agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.05 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports. Torres concluded 2015 with a 4.68 ERA and 1.370 WHIP across 59 appearances out of the bullpen. He spent the bulk of the season as a middle reliever and will likely return in a similar role in 2016.
Mets RP Carlos Torres (calf) pitched Sunday night for the first time since Sept. 7. The outing wasn't great - he allowed three runs on a hit and two walks, retiring two batters. With September roster expansion, the Mets won't have an urgent need to use Torres, though it'll be interesting to see if he makes the playoff roster.