Torreyes signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The 28-year-old spent the 2020 campaign with Philadelphia and had a four-game stint on the active roster in September, but he was quickly DFA'd and sent back to the alternate training site. Torreyes could have a similar role in 2021, though a full-length season would obviously provide potential for more opportunities.
Torreyes cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 28-year-old was designated for assignment earlier in the week, but he'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Torreyes appeared in four games in his brief time with the team and went 1-for-7 with a double and a run scored.
Torreyes was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday. Torreyes spent just four days on the Phillies' roster, going 1-for-7 at the plate. Reliever Garrett Cleavinger was recalled in a corresponding move.
Torreyes' contract was selected by the Phillies on Friday. Torreyes will claim the bench infielder role that had belonged to Neil Walker, who was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. The 28-year-old should be able to fill that role well enough, as he owns a passable .279/.308/.370 slash line in 631 career big-league plate appearances, but the Phillies would likely be in trouble if he winds up in a fantasy-relevant situation.
Torreyes will be part of the Phillies' 60-man roster. Torreyes, who isn't on the 40-man roster, enters a deep competition for infield playing time that also features Josh Harrison, Neil Walker and Logan Forsythe. His 2019 season was a mixed bag, as he only appeared in seven games for the Twins and had a .695 OPS through 79 games at the Triple-A level. Torreyes did have a respectable .286/.348/.381 slash line in 11 games this spring before the shutdown, but he'll likely have to come out and show it again before getting serious consideration for a roster spot.
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