Torres agreed Monday with the Giants on a minor-league contract, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Torres will move on to his fourth organization of the season after stints with the Padres, Tigers and Twins. The veteran right-hander saw his only MLB action with Detroit, appearing in four games in June and surrendering five earned runs over six frames. The 36-year-old will likely have difficulty cracking the San Francisco bullpen while he lacks a 40-man roster spot, but he'll at least provide some extra depth at Triple-A Sacramento after the organization traded away Ray Black and three other big-league relievers last week.
The Twins designated Torres for assignment Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Torres was pushed off the 40-man roster after the Twins bolstered their bullpen Saturday with the acquisition of Sergio Romo from the Marlins. The Twins will have seven days to either trade, waive or release Torres. Since the 36-year-old righty has more than five years of MLB service time, he would have the luxury of refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester.
Torres' contract was selected from Triple-A Rochester prior to Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
The 36-year-old righty was designated for assignment earlier this year by the Tigers, but he latched on with Minnesota and worked his way back to the majors. He logged a 4.15 ERA in 17.1 innings (eight appearances) and should offer some length out of the bullpen.
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.
Torres agreed to a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Torres has appeared in 14 games this season with Triple-A El Paso, sporting a 2.63 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with a 23:10 K:BB over 24 frames. The veteran right-hander figures to serve as organizational depth for the Tigers.
Torres signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Thursday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Torres spent most of the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Syracuse, compiling a 3.02 ERA, 1.046 WHIP and 51 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. He also made nine appearances for the Nationals, struggling to a 6.52 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across 9.2 frames of relief. Entering his age-36 season, Torres is nothing more than an organizational depth piece.
Torres was designated for assignment Wednesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Torres appeared in 10 games out of the bullpen for Washington, accruing a 6.52 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with nine strikeouts across 9.2 innings. In a corresponding move, Erick Fedde has been called up to the big-league squad.
Torres' contract was purchased from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
The veteran reliever has a wealth of major-league experience, sporting a career 4.00 ERA in 491 innings pitched. Torres' strikeout rate and control leave much to be desired, so he provides little fantasy intrigue. A.J. Cole was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Torres signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Torres has latched on with the Nationals after failing to secure an Opening Day roster spot with the Indians and subsequently opting out of his contract. He'll report to the minors and look to eventually work his way onto the major-league roster. According to Cotillo, Torres' new deal includes multiple opt-out clauses, so he could again elect free agency if he fails to make the big-league roster by a certain date.
Torres was granted his release by the Indians on Saturday, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Torres was looking to break camp with the Indians in a relief role, but after being informed he wouldn't make the team, Torres decided to opt out of his minor-league deal and search for a major-league opportunity elsewhere. The 35-year-old has been serviceable since transitioning to a full-time relief role in 2015, compiling 44 holds and a 3.77 ERA across 212.2 innings.
Torres failed to win an Opening Day roster spot, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
The Indians would like to keep Torres within the organization, but the club will have to figure out a new deal for the 35-year-old in order to make that happen. During 67 games with the Brewers last season, Torres posted a 4.21 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 72.2 relief innings. Expect a decision on his future within the coming days.
Torres agreed to a minor-league deal with Cleveland on Wednesday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Torres will look to latch on in the Indians' bullpen after posting a 4.21 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 67 appearances with Milwaukee last season. Though he fared much better in 2016, he will likely begin the upcoming campaign at the Triple-A level unless he's able to impress the organization this spring.
Torres will hit the open market after declining his outright assignment from the Brewers.
Torres will look to latch on with another organization after struggling through a year in Milwaukee's bullpen. Although his final ERA was 4.21, the 35-year-old's FIP (4.93) was a better indicator of his season.
Torres cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
Torres, who is set to turn 35 before the start of next season, is coming off a rough 2017 campaign during which he compiled an unremarkable 4.21 ERA and 56:33 K:BB across 72.2 innings. He's expected to refuse his outright assignment, making him a free agent. Wherever he ends up, he likely won't be more than a low-leverage bullpen piece in 2018.
Torres has a 4.31 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 43 strikeouts across 54.1 innings.
Torres was a reliable piece out of the bullpen in 2016, but has been prone to implosions throughout this season. The 34-year-old has given up three runs or more on four occasions in 2017, and is unlikely to see consistent high-leverage usage the rest of the way.
Torres has given up 16 runs (14 earned) on 26 hits across his last 18.1 innings of work.
The veteran reliever allowed six home runs in that stretch, and continues to illustrate that his 2.73 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 82.1 innings last season was an aberration. Torres has been used in high-leverage situations regularly this year, but his 4.37 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 37 strikeouts across 45.1 innings suggest he is better suited for a lesser role.
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