Torres was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will become a minor-league free agent.
Torres will hit the open market after playing in nine games for Kansas City this past year. He spent a majority of the season in Omaha, slashing .230/.279/.343 with six home runs, 27 RBI and six stolen bases. This move allows the Royals to clear a spot off their 40-man roster in order to protect a younger prospect from the Rule 5 draft.
Torres was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Torres was returned to the minors in order to make room for the recently acquired Brian Goodwin on the active roster. Over nine games with Kansas City this year, Torres has slashed just .179/.207/.214. He may come back to the Royals in the near future but it's highly unlikely that he will make an impact at the major-league level.
Torres was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
Adalberto Mondesi was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List, so Torres will join the Royals to bolster their infield depth. The 25-year-old went 5-for-28 during his first stint in the majors this season, but this may not be an extended stay in the big leagues. Mondesi can return against Detroit on Monday, but could spend as many as seven days away from the team.
Torres was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
After starting four times in a five-game stretch shortly after being recalled from the minors in late May, Torres had seen his opportunities with the big club fall by the wayside ever since. Ryan Goins had seemingly vaulted ahead of Torres as the Royals' preferred utility option in the infield, and the latter will now forfeit his spot on the active roster to a higher-upside middle infielder in Adalberto Mondesi. Torres should be on the short list for a promotion if the Royals end up losing another infielder to injury, but he may need a few lucky breaks beyond that to capture an everyday gig this season.
Torres was called up to the Royals' active roster Saturday.
The infielder hit .243/.291/.284 in 79 plate appearances for the Royals in his major-league debut last season. He hasn't fared any better with Triple-A Omaha so far this year, hitting just .229/.280/.307. He'll fill a bench role for the Royals, taking the roster spot previously occupied by Cheslor Cuthbert, who was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain.
The Royals optioned Torres to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.
Torres had been in the mix for a utility-infield role with the Royals, but his dismissal improves non-roster invitee Ryan Goins' chances of winning an Opening Day gig. Torres is expected to receive everyday at-bats in Omaha, where he slashed .292/.325/.393 across 317 plate appearances while stealing 17 bases in 21 attempts.
Torres was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Torres will join the big club after posting a .292/.325/.393 line and 17 stolen bases in 75 games with Omaha this season. He also appeared in 23 games for the Royals earlier in the year, compiling a .242/.299/.290 line. The 24-year-old is expected to serve as infield depth for the big club, meaning he likely won't see too many at-bats down the stretch.
Torres was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
With Cheslor Cuthbert (wrist, foot) returning from the disabled list, there was no longer a need for Torres as the Royals' utility infielder. The 24-year-old will head back to Omaha, where he owns a healthy .327/.349/.445 slash line in 53 games this season.
Torres is 12-for-44 (.273) with a .347 OBP in 15 games since making his MLB debut on June 8.
The 24-year-old is being boxed out by the Royals' deep infield, but that may change in the second half. If the team unloads a slew of impending free agents, as many expect it will, then Torres may become relevant in AL-only formats. On the other hand, if the club decides to make one final playoff run, the rookie will remain unworthy of a roster spot barring unforeseen circumstances.
Torres went 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base in Sunday's win against the Angels.
Torres made the most of Whit Merrifield's day off, picking up his second multi-hit game through three starts while notching his first big-league steal. The 24-year-old is 5-for-13 with three runs since joining the Royals on June 7.
Torres will start at second base and lead off Sunday against the Angels, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Torres will get a rare start at the keystone in place of Whit Merrifield, who will get a breather following 21 straight starts. The 24-year-old Torres has gotten off to a 3-for-9 start at the plate since joining the Royals earlier this month after opening the season with Triple-A Omaha, where he slashed .327/.349/.445 across 221 plate appearances.
Torres went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in his MLB debut Wednesday against Houston.
It's been a long journey to the big leagues for the 24-year-old, who signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. In need of infield depth, the Royals called up Torres instead of the club's Opening Day second baseman Raul Mondesi. It's clear the floundering organization is ready to see what its prospects can do, and Torres should pick up a fair amount of playing time leading up to the Midsummer Classic. That said, his fantasy value is limited until he carves out a routine role.
Torres was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday prior to the Royals' game against the Astros.
Torres will make his major-league debut at second base in the ninth spot. He was hitting .327 with five home runs at Omaha this season, and has been showing the tools that Kansas City saw in spring training. The infielder was recalled along with the reinstatement of Scott Alexander, while Kevin McCarthy and Billy Burns were optioned.
Torres has made dramatic improvements hitting from the left side, something he believes has caught the eye of the Royals' front office, Tony Boone of the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Torres has already matched career highs with five home runs and 34 RBI through his first 51 games with Triple-A Omaha. He's doing all the right things in hopes of being the franchise's future shortstop. Omaha manager Brian Poldberg commented on just how impressive the switch-hitting shortstop has been thus far. "After last year, we were talking about the left side wasn't real strong and the right side was pretty good," Poldberg said. "And he went home this winter and made some drastic improvements. When he came to spring training, I wouldn't have imagined how well the left side has come around." Torres is hitting .320/.343/.443 with seven stolen bases and 27 runs over 203 at-bats in 2017.
Torres is putting together one of his finest minor-league seasons, hitting .306/.326/.434 through 44 games this year with Triple-A Omaha.
Most impressive about the shortstop's campaign is Torres' noticeably improved plate discipline. His 6.9 strikeout rate is well below his career mark of 13.5. Furthermore, the 24-year-old's slugging percentage is more than 100 points improved from last season. Torres projects to get his crack at MLB in the not-too-distant future.
Torres was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.
This will be the 24-year-old's second tour of the highest minor league level. He's flashed speed and a productive batting average at times, and if the chaos the Royals are currently experiencing at second base continues, Torres may become a candidate for at least a little playing time at the major league level during 2017.
Torres was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as he just reached Double-A for the first time last season. He played decently with the big club, going 3-for-13 with two RBI, but he'll need more seasoning in the minor leagues before he gets another crack with Kansas City.
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