Braves Sign Alex Torres To Minor League Deal

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Braves have signed lefty reliever Alex Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. He adds that the team is hopeful he makes the opening day bullpen. Torres, 27, officially ended his tenure with the Mets last month, after he elected free agency rather than remaining with Triple...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Torres Elects Free Agency

Lefty reliever Alex Torres has officially ended his tenure with the New York Mets after he elected free agency today. Torres, you may recall, was acquired from the San Diego Padres on the eve of the regular season for minor league right-handers Cory Mazzoni and Brad Wieck. His season was fraught with disappointment and frustration, producing a 5.68 FIP and a 1.525 WHIP in...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Torres Among Ten Mets Minor Leaguers To Become Free Agents

  News of more Mets minor league players elected free agency have come out with lefty Alex Torres being the most notable among the newest group. Torres finished the season the the Las Vegas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Torres Dominates Despite Bases Loaded Jam

Alex Torres was brilliant in yesterday’s relief appearance as he escaped a bases loaded jam with no outs during the 6th inning. Torres struck out all three batters he faced, which bailed Dillon Gee out of trouble and kept the Mets in the game. “I owe him way more than a steak dinner for that,” said right-hander Dillon Gee, who was responsible for the three runners on base...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Alex Torres wears massive protective hat

By Larry Brown Relief pitcher Alex Torres has once again chosen safety over style, and once again he has been mocked as a result. Torres, who recorded out No. 27 for the save in the Mets’ 5-4 win over the Marlins Saturday, wore a new protective safety cap while pitching. He also made headlines last year for wearing an oversized protective cap while pitching for the Padres. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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 catch....
Via FenwayNation
June 23, 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...
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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

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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