Torrens was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with back spasms.
Torrens has been withheld from the lineup in three of the past four games, and the back spasms could help explain his absence. Joe Hudson was promoted from the alternate site for catching depth.
Torrens is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Torrens has two hits in his past 16 at-bats and is on the bench for the third time in the past four games. Joseph Odom receives the start behind the plate in the season finale.
Torrens is not in the lineup for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against Oakland, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Torrens went 0-for-4 in the first game of the day, though the Mariners likely wouldn't have asked him to catch twice on the same day regardless of how the afternoon game went. Joseph Odom will start behind the plate in his absence.
Torrens isn't in the lineup Friday against the Athletics.
Torrens recorded hits in four of the last five games, going 5-for-17 with two RBI, one run and five strikeouts during that time. Joseph Odom will start behind the dish in his place.
Torrens is not in the lineup Sunday against San Diego.
Torrens started the previous four games but will receive the day off for the series finale. Joseph Odom takes over behind the plate, batting ninth.
Torrens went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Padres.
Torrens' two-run double in the third inning staked Seattle pitcher Justus Sheffield to a 3-1 lead, which was all the run support the southpaw would need in his quality start. Since being acquired from San Diego in a seven-player deal Aug. 30, Torrens has taken over as Seattle's top catcher and has impressed in regular playing time, slashing .293/.370/.463 in 12 games with his new team.
Torrens isn't starting Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Torrens will get the second game of the day off after going 2-for-3 with his first big-league home run in the matinee, making way for Joseph Odom to get the start behind the dish.
Torrens is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Torrens had started the Mariners' previous five games behind the dish, so he was overdue for a day off. Joseph Odom will start at catcher in his stead.
Torrens went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
The Mariners surprisingly jumped on Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen early, and Torrens' timely two-bagger capped a four-run first inning for Seattle. Torrens has hit the ground running since arriving via trade from the Padres at the deadline, hitting safely in four of his last six games and churning out a pair of multi-hit efforts within that span.
Torrens went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
The recently acquired backstop, much like former Padres teammate and fellow trade-deadline arrival Ty France, is thriving in his new Seattle digs. Torrens has now hit safely in three straight games, with Tuesday's double marking his first extra-base hit in a Mariners uniform. Overall, Torrens has reached safely in all four games of his tenure with his new squad, scoring twice along the way.
Torrens went 0-for-3 with a walk in a win over the Rangers on Friday, a game that marked his Mariners debut.
A trade-deadline arrival, Torrens is slated to serve as the primary catcher for what remains of the regular season. The former Padres prospect was slashing .273/.333./.364 in San Diego before the trade and has shown some offensive upside during his time in the minors. Despite the relatively nondescript batting line, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports Torrens made an impression on manager Scott Servais in the Mariners' skipper's first chance to see him up close. "He's very athletic. He bounced out on a swinging bunt and handled that ball with no problem," Servais said. "I thought his hands were fine. He's catching pitchers he's never caught before, so you're catching a [Yusei] Kikuchi, and his ball is cutting and sinking and doing things like that, I thought he handled himself really good."
Torrens, who was acquired from the Padres on Sunday, is slated to serve as the primary catcher for the balance of the regular season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Torrens is considered an above-average defender behind the dish and solid hitter for a catcher, even as he's yet to have a chance to fully demonstrate the latter at the big-league level. Torrens was thrown into the fire by the Padres back in 2017 as a Rule 5 Draft rookie after not having yet played above Low-A ball, and he unsurprisingly limped to a .163/.243/.203 line across 56 games. However, Torrens slashed an impressive .300/.373/.500 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI over 97 games at Double-A Amarillo last season, and he's now expected to get the majority of the starts in September with Austin Nola having been shipped to San Diego. Torrens is presently undergoing COVID-19 testing protocol.
Torrens was traded from the Padres to the Mariners on Sunday as part of a seven-player trade, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Torrens was recalled from the Padres' alternate training site in the middle of August and went 3-for-11 with a double and two strikeouts over seven games. He could compete for playing time with the major-league club in Seattle after the Mariners included Austin Nola as part of Sunday's trade.
Torrens was recalled from the Padres' alternate training site Monday.
The Padres were left with just one healthy catcher with Francisco Mejia (thumb) sidelined, so Torrens will serve as depth behind the plate while Mejia is on the 10-day injured list. Austin Hedges should see the majority of the time at catcher. Torrens made brief appearances in the majors during the 2017 and 2019 seasons, recording a .168/.250/.212 slash line with four doubles and seven RBI over 137 at-bats.
Torrens is traveling with the Padres as part of their taxi squad for their upcoming road trip in San Francisco, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Torrens' place on the three-player squad was largely assumed due to his clear status as the team's third option at catcher and the requirement for clubs to carry a backstop as part of the taxi squad. He won't be able to participate in games unless a member of the current 30-man roster goes down to injury or tests positive for COVID-19.
Torrens is not included on the Padres' Opening Day roster.
Torrens had been on the bubble for a roster spot throughout spring training and summer camp, but San Diego ultimately decided to carry only two catchers while Ty France serves as the emergency backstop. Though he is not on the active roster, Torrens will travel with the team during road trips as a member of the taxi squad, per Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Torrens would "almost certainly" benefit if the Padres choose to carry three catchers on the active roster to begin the season, but manager Jayce Tingler remains noncommittal about that possibility, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
There are multiple factors that will determine whether San Diego chooses to carry three catchers on its initial 30-man squad, not the least of which is the possibility of Francisco Mejia logging time as designated hitter. Should the Padres choose to use Mejia in that role, Torrens has a much more direct path to breaking camp with the big-league club. Should San Diego ultimately decide to carry only two backstops, Torrens will likely be part of the team's three-man taxi squad for road contests.
Torrens could break camp as the Padres' third catcher, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Torrens -- one of three catchers on the 40-man roster -- remains likely to open the season with Triple-A El Paso, according to Sanders. However, there is an outside chance that the Padres could elect to carry three catchers -- particularly if rosters expand to 29 at the start of the season, as is widely expected. The 23-year-old is also next in line for a spot on the Padres if either Austin Hedges or Francisco Mejia is traded or goes down with injury.
Torrens "is in the race" for a spot on the Opening Day roster, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Francisco Mejia and Austin Hedges remain heavy favorites to share duties behind the plate once the regular season begins, but both have struggled this spring, with Mejia going hitless in 13 at-bats and Hedges batting .214. Torrens is only 2-for-11, but he represents a middle ground between Mejia's solid bat and Hedges' elite defense. Still, Torrens will likely need to turn it on over the next few weeks to break camp with the big-league club.
Torrens went 1-for-2 with a walk in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
A day after Torrens came off the bench and received two at-bats against Milwaukee, he was penciled in as the starter behind the plate against Arizona. The 23-year-old responded with a single and a walk, making him the only Padre to reach base twice in the contest. Torrens figures to receive additional opportunities to start down the stretch as San Diego seeks to evaluate the catching position in preparation for next season. Torrens could certainly be in the mix for a larger role in the majors in 2020 after hitting .300 with 15 homers and 62 RBI while throwing out 46 percent of would-be base stealers in 97 games with Double-A Amarillo this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/26||@ OAK||W 5-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||vs HOU||W 3-2||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|09/22||vs HOU||L 1-6||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/21||vs HOU||W 6-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/20||vs SD||L 4-7||2||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/19||vs SD||W 4-1||4||0||2||0||2||0||0|
|09/18||vs SD||L 1-6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||48||185||27||50||13||3||2||18||14||41||1||2||.270||.327||.405|
|2018||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||122||475||62||133||36||3||6||73||26||77||1||1||.280||.320||.406|
|2019||AAX-Amarillo Sod Poodles||97||350||50||105||23||1||15||62||42||67||1||2||.300||.373||.500|