Torreyes signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Tuesday as a non-roster invitee, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Torreyes primarily played for Triple-A Rochester last season, but he managed to appear in seven major-league games at the end of the year prior to being outrighted at the end of October. The 27-year-old will get the chance to compete in the Phillies' major-league camp during spring training after hitting .256/.289/.406 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI over 79 games at the Triple-A level in 2019.
Torreyes has been outrighted off the 40-man roster, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Torreyes will become a free agent if he clears waivers. Torreyes was signed to add depth at Triple-A and he was needed in September amid several injuries in the infield. He hit .256/.289/.406 with 11 homers and 42 RBI over 79 games at Triple-A. He'll likely earn an invite to spring training with a shot to win a utility role based on his Triple-A performance.
Torreyes had his contract selected from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Torreyes put together a .256/.289/.406 slash line with 11 homers and 42 RBI over 79 games at Triple-A this season, and he'll now take the place of Byron Buxton (shoulder) on the 40-man roster. Torreyes hasn't appeared in a big-league game since the 2018 season with the Yankees.
Torreyes was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Torreyes has spent the bulk of the season at Rochester, with his .175/.219/.371 slash line not tempting any team to claim him off waivers. He's still just 26 and owns a respectable .281/.310/.375 career slash line in 614 big-league plate appearances, however, so there's a chance he pops up in a utility role at some point if his numbers improve.
Torreyes was reinstated from the restricted list and placed at High-A Ft. Myers on Tuesday.
Torreyes had been on the restricted list for undisclosed reasons for over two weeks. He'll likely only spend a brief period of time in Ft. Myers, as he's spent most of his time at Triple-A or in the majors over the last four seasons. Gabriel Moya was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
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.
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.
Torreyes (personal) is on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and hasn't appeared in any games for the affiliate since June 25, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
Torreyes has been away from the club for more than a week to be with his wife, who is dealing with a health issue. The utility man struggled to find at-bats behind everyday middle infielders Didi Gregorius and Gleyber Torres earlier this season, but the Yankees may have more of a need for Torreyes' services after Torres exited Wednesday's game against the Braves with right hip tightness. In any case, Torreyes won't be an option for the big club until he's first activated at Triple-A, and it's not known when that might happen.
Torreyes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Torreyes will make way for Clint Frazier, who was called up in a corresponding move. Torreyes has produced in a limited role for the Yankees this season, hitting .323/.343/.415 in 67 plate appearances, but the Yankees needed an extra outfielder with Brett Gardner battling a minor knee injury. The infielder is likely to return to the Yankees in a bench role sometime soon.
Torreyes was promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to the major leagues Saturday.
Torreyes is hitting .339 with six RBI and six extra-base knocks across 22 games at the big-league level this season. He was promoted after Masahiro Tanaka (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Torreyes figures to come off the bench during his time with the Yankees.
Torreyes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Friday's game.
The Yankees had to make room for Greg Bird (ankle) and Torreyes was the roster casualty. He's fared well in his limited playing time so far this year (.339/.349/.435) and he can help out all around the infield, so it seems likely that Torreyes will be back up to fill a bench role before long.
Torreyes got the start at second base and hit ninth Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Neil Walker deservedly got the day off after playing all 14 innings the night before, and Torreyes took advantage of the opportunity to double his hit total on the season. With Brandon Drury (migraines) out indefinitely, there could be more playing time available for Torreyes, but the 25-year-old's career .684 OPS doesn't provide him with much of a fantasy ceiling even if his name is penciled onto the lineup card more frequently.
Torreyes has won a spot on the Yankees' Opening Day roster as a utility man, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Torreyes' hopes of winning a starting role in the infield were effectively quashed following the Yankees' recent acquisitions of Brandon Drury and Neil Walker, but Torreyes' versatility was enough to keep him on the roster as a bench bat. So long as Drury, Walker and Didi Gregorius maintain generally good health, Torreyes shouldn't be expected to make more than a couple starts per week.
Torreyes appears unlikely to get many starts in 2018 following the additions of Brandon Drury and Neil Walker.
His best avenue to at-bats was at second base, but with Monday's signing of Walker and with top prospect Gleyber Torres expected to be ready for the big leagues sometime in the first half, Torreyes' playing time will likely be very limited. He is hitting .316 with zero home runs and two steals in 19 at-bats this spring.
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