Torreyes was placed on the restricted list for undisclosed reasons Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The 26-year-old had been on the temporary inactive list with Triple-A Toledo, but the move to the restricted list will free up a spot on the Twins' 40-man roster. Ryan Eades' contract was purchased in a corresponding move. It's unclear why Torreyes is away from the team, but there currently appears to be no timetable for his return.
Torreyes was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Torreyes will begin the season in the minors with Jorge Polanco (arm) expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Torreyes will travel with the Twins to Minneapolis for Opening Day in case Jorge Polanco isn't ready to play due to arm fatigue, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Torreyes isn't expected to be added to the 25-man roster unless Polanco is hurt, however. Torreyes is expected to begin the season at Triple-A
Torreyes inked a one-year, $800,000 major-league deal with the Twins on Thursday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports. Torreyes was traded from the Yankees to the Cubs in late November and failed to have his contract tendered by Chicago for this upcoming season. The 26-year-old did well to secure a big-league contract and will serve as added depth all around the infield for the Twins during the 2019 campaign. Across 41 games with the Yankees last year, he slashed .280/.294/.370 with seven RBI and eight extra-base hits.
Torreyes wasn't tendered a contract for the 2019 season by the Cubs, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old second baseman was dealt to the Cubs from the Yankees just a few days prior, but he'll hit the open market with Chicago declining to offer Torreyes a contract for the upcoming season. He hit .280 with seven RBI over 41 games in the Bronx last year.