The White Sox signed free agent LHP Joe Torres to a minor league contract Monday.
On Thursday, the Rangers assigned RP Elizardo Ramirez, 1B Justin Smoak and RP Joe Torres to their minor-league camp.
Rangers RP Joe Torres was able to pitch on Friday against the Dodgers despite back spasms, giving up three walks and striking out a batter in 1/3 if an inning of work.
From the The Sports Xchange: Two lefty relievers have apparently lost out on jobs before a battle could even develop. LHP Joe Torres (back spasms) has been sore for more than a week, and LHP Kason Gabbard, who pitched in a game environment (albeit a "B" game environment) Friday, is not expected to be at full strength for the start of the season. Gabbard underwent surgery to remove a bone spur last summer.
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