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.
The Yankees dealt Torreyes to the Cubs on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Torreyes was designated for assignment by New York earlier in the week after spending the past three years in the Yankees' organization. Across 41 major-league games in 2018, he hit .280/.294/.370 with seven RBI in 102 plate appearances. The 26-year-old will serve as depth around the infield for the Cubs, though any path to regular playing time will be tough to come by.
Torreyes was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Monday. Torreyes was a clubhouse favorite, but the Yankees decided that his 40-man roster spot would be better utilized on another player. While the 26-year-old can play all around the infield and has displayed good contact skills, there's just not enough thump in the bat for Torreyes to ever be more than a utility option.
Torreyes was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Marc Carig of The Athletic reports. Torreyes will head back to New York after spending the past seven weeks in the minors. The utility man will provide a little extra depth all around the infield for the Yankees, and should be available for Monday's contest versus the Mets. Across 24 games with the club this year, he's slashed .323/.343/.415 with six RBI.