Torres agreed to a minor-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports. He recently elected free agency rather than an outright assignment to Triple-A as a member of the Tigers, but the deal with the Twins was apparently more to his liking. Torres will serve as organizational relief depth going forward.
Torres elected free agency Monday. Torres will look for work elsewhere after getting designated for assignment by the Tigers and subsequently passing through waivers untouched. The veteran reliever compiled a 7.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB in six innings prior to parting ways with Detroit.
Torres cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. A 36-year-old with just 15.2 innings and an ERA of nearly 7 over the last two seasons was understandably not a particularly enticing option on the waiver wire. Torres will remain in an organizational depth role for the Tigers.
Torres was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Torres spent two weeks with the Tigers, allowing five runs in six innings of work while recording a strong 8:1 K:BB. Jose Cisnero was called up in a corresponding move.
Torres had his contract selected from Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers after Saturday's game against the Twins, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Torres signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers in late May and finds his way to the majors less than two weeks later. The 36-year-old struggled during his brief stint with the Nationals last season, posting a 6.52 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB over 9.2 innings.