Torres signed a minor league deal with the Braves on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Torres spent time in the majors with the Mets in 2015, where he accumulated an ERA of 3.15 over 34.1 innings. He'll need to improve his command if he plans on making the final roster in Atlanta, however, as the left reliever sported a 6.8 BB/9 rate last year when with the big league club.
The Mets have optioned reliever Alex Torres to Triple-A Las Vegas, the New York Daily News has reported. Torres has struggled with his control all season despite a respectable 3.15 ERA. He has walked 26 in 34 1/3 innings.
Mets reliever Alex Torres was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Torres was acquired from the Padres right at the end of spring training, but he wound up struggling to the tune of a 3.15 ERA and a 1.515 WHIP over 34 1/3 innings of work. The move was necessitated by the acquisition of reliever Eric O'Flaherty from the A's on Tuesday.
Mets manager Terry Collins said after Tuesday's loss that he'll keep going with reliever Alex Torres in big spots, per The Star-Ledger."That's what he's here to do," Collins added.Torres has made 16 appearnces out of the bullpen this year, including Tuesday's performance where he gave up a run on one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.Overall, Torres is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA.
Mets relief pitcher Alex Torres worked a perfect two innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Nationals. Torres picked up three strikeouts in the sixth after Dillon Gee loaded the bases with no outs. "I owe him way more than a steak dinner for that," said Gee to MLB.com. "I feel terrible that I left him in that spot. He was unbelievable. He came in and just dominated." Torres has thrown 9 2/3 innings this season with a 2.79 ERA and 13 strikeouts. "I'm just trying to get comfortable myself," Torres said. "Just try to make a pitch, hit a spot, throw the ball down and just make quality pitches."