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-A...
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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 39 appearances...
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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

Mets Send Pitching Prospect Brad Wieck To Padres To Complete Alex Torres Deal

The Mets announced that the player to be named later in the deal to acquire reliever Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres is left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck. Right-hander Cory Mazzoni was initially sent to the Padres when the Mets acquired Torres in March. A seventh round selection in the 2014 First Year Player Draft, Wieck, owns a 3.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in ten starts for Single...
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June 13, 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. “I feel...
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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. According...
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April 19, 2015  |  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....
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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 22...
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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

FanGraphs Scouting: Alexander Torres in Action

I had an opportunity to watch Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Alexander Torres make a start against the prospect-laden Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds). At first glance, Torres needs to tighten up his conditioning; he’s a little soft around the middle. He’s also too soft in his approach on the mound. When he gets into to trouble he pitches away from contact and needs to trust his...
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May 27, 2011  |  Discuss

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