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Cubs sign catcher Yorvit Torrealba to minor league deal

getty images The Chicago Cubs have added some depth to catcher signing veteran Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league deal. Torrealba, 35, failed to make the roster of the Los Angeles Angels out of spring training after which he elected for free agency. With Welington Castillo out of action the Cubs have been using John Baker and Eli Whiteside behind the plate. Neither player has performed...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies catcher tags two runners out on same third base (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba turned an extremely unusual double play when he tagged two runners out by himself on the same play - at third base, no less - during Wednesday's game at Coors Field. It happened in the top of the sixth inning with the San Diego Padres having runners on first and third with nobody out. Padres...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Hernandez, Torrealba to become free agents

Offered outright assignments to Triple-A Nashville, Milwaukee Brewers right-handed reliever and catcher Yorvit Torrealba have refused the offers and will elect to become free agents this offseason. After struggling mightily down the stretch in his 17th season in major league baseball, Hernandez will attempt to join his 11th team, if he doesn't retire in the offseason. As a long...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers to release C Torrealba

The Texas Rangers placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on waivers so he can be given his unconditional release, ESPN Dallas reported Wednesday. Torrealba was designated for assignment after the Rangers traded for catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Torrealba will become a free agent if he is not claimed by another team by 1 p.m. ET...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Yorvit Torrealba strikes umpire in Venezuela (Video)

Happy Birthday, Yorvit Torrealba. Here's a clip of Torrealba striking an umpire in Venezuela during the 2011 MLB offseason. While playing for the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League during the 2011 MLB offseason, Torrealba argued following a strikeout. He was ejected by umpire Dario Rivero Jr, and before leaving delivered a cheap shot to...
Via The Baseball Page
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers' Torrealba suspended for striking umpire

Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who struck an umpire during a game last Friday, has been suspended by the Venezuelan winter league for 66 games for his actions. The Venezuela native was playing for the Leones del Caracas team when the incident occurred. Torrealba hit home-plate umpire Dario Rivera Jr. in his mask after striking out. Rivera received medical attention between...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Yorvit suspended for ump punch

Yorvit Torrealba has been suspended 66 Venezuelan League games for his recent outburst during which he struck an umpire in the face.

Via Babes Love Baseball
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers' catcher takes swing at umpire

The Texas Rangers will look into an incident involving catcher Yorvit Torrealba that occurred in a winter-league game in Venezuela. In the game Friday, Torrealba struck out swinging and then got into an argument with the home-plate umpire. Torrealba then took a swing with his right hand and hit Dario Rivera Jr. in the mask. Rivera received medical attention on the field but remained...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Yorvit Torrealba Pushes Umpire in Face in Venezuelan Game

Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was upset with an umpire’s call during a Venezuelan league game between Caribes and Caracas, and he responded by pushing the umpire in the face. His actions were similar to Michael Beasley who had “mushed” a fan, only this had much more force. Here’s a video of the incident: The only good thing we can say about this incident is at least...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Rangers C assaults umpire

Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba assaulted an umpire during a Venezuelan Winter League game. Torrealba pushed the ump in the face.

Via Next Impulse Sports
December 23, 2011  |  3 Comments
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