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Baseball's protective hat should be a no-brainer for pitchers

Say this for Padres reliever Alex Torres: We do not know where the future will take this promising 26-year-old left-hander. But we do know a part of him already has made it to the Hall of Fame. His cap. Yes, that goofy looking thing that makes his head look top-heavy and rivals gawk and joke. And, you know, the thing that eventually might save a life in the major leagues. So far...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Torres First Pitcher To Don Protective Hat

(Getty Images)History was made over the weekend. On Saturday, San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first MLB pitcher to wear new protective headgear on the mound. While the hat looks odd and unwieldy, Torres insists it isn't a distraction, "The difference between how this hat and the regular hat feels isn't much. I tried it before using it in the game, playing...
Via FenwayNation
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Alex Cobb praises Alex Torres' decision to wear protective cap

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Tampa Bay Rays reliever Alex Torres, now with the San Diego Padres, became the first pitcher to wear a protective cap in a regular-season major-league game Saturday night. The development was pleasing for Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, an outspoken proponent for more pitcher safety. ''Actually, I haven't even seen that yet,'' Cobb...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Torres Wears First Ever Padded Pitchers Hat (Photo)

San Diego Padres reliever, Alex Torres became the first Major League pitcher to don the newly introduced isoBlox protective hat on Saturday night in the Padres 4-2 loss to the Dodgers, and man it’s something to see. Though, I’m positive the minor inconvenience of the added four ounces is worth saving these pitchers from some of the horrific head injuries we’ve had the misfortune...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' Alex Torres first pitcher to wear protective cap in game

Padres pitcher Alex Torres worked the eighth inning Saturday night against the Dodgers, but it was no ordinary relief appearance. The 26-year-old left-hander became the first player in MLB history to sport the newly-approved pitching headgear. "It could save our lives, if someone hits a ball to your head," Torres said (via "I get it for free, so I'm...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Pitcher Alex Torres Wears Gigantic Protective Cap In Game (Photo)

Given all the recent head injuries to MLB hurlers, San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres isn’t taking any chances. Torres became the first pitcher to wear a protective cap in Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hat, which is made with extra padding to absorb impact, was designed by isoBlox. Brandon McCarthy, Juan Nicasio, Alex Cobb, and, most...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres P Alex Torres wears protective cap during game

When San Diego Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres took to the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning on Saturday night, he made MLB history. The veteran became the first pitcher in the history of the Majors to wear a protective cap when on the bump during a game.  You can hardly even notice it… — Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) June...
Via Sportsnaut
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Torres wears giant protective hat while pitching

San Diego Padres pitcher Alex Torres became on Saturday what we believe is the first pitcher to wear one of the oversized protective hats while pitching in a Major League Baseball game. Torres relieved Tyson Ross and allowed a run while pitching the eighth inning. The 26-year-old is in his third season in the bigs, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire LHP Alex Torres in seven-player trade

SAN DIEGO -€“ The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Alex Torres and right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for infielders Logan Forsythe and Maxx Tissenbaum and right-handed pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis.   Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays set to trade Alex Torres to Padres for Logan Forsythe

Alex Torres could soon be out of Tampa Bay. A trade between the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres that would send the left-handed reliever to the West Coast is being discussed, a source confirms. The Rays would receive infielder Logan Forsythe, a right-handed batter who hit .214 with six home runs and 19 RBI last season. Forsythe, who has played three seasons in the majors, is...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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