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Salomon Torres | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/11/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers announced the retirement of RHP Salomon Torres.
Torres said he was retiring three weeks ago, but he didn't officially file the papers until last night. The 36-year-old Torres finishes his career with a 44-58 record, 57 saves and a 4.31 ERA in 64 starts and 433 relief appearances. All of his saves came the last three years, but his best seasons came with the Pirates in 2004 and 2005. He was one of the NL's most valuable relievers while posting a 2.70 ERA in 186 2/3 innings over the two years. Tue, Dec 2, 2008 01:41:00 PM

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Salomon Torres will retire to spend more time with his family, he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

A big surprise. Torres talked about retirement last winter, but he decided to keep pitching and he ended up taking over as Milwaukee's closer and nearly doubling his career saves total from 29 to 57. The Brewers were sure to exercise their $3.75 million option on him for 2009. We're assuming that the only reason it hadn't already happened was because they had some idea that this was coming. The Brewers would have wanted to bring in a closer anyway, but now it's a must. With that extra money to spend, perhaps now they have a better shot at Brian Fuentes or even Francisco Rodriguez.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 03:25:00 PM

Salomon Torres gave up four runs in the ninth Thursday against the Cubs to send the game into extra innings.

Ryan Braun should have been charged with an error on Aramis Ramirez's rally-starting double, which would have meant that all four runs would have been unearned. Still, that's hardly an excuse for Torres, who went on to allow three more hits. The pitch he threw to Geovany Soto for a game-tying, three-run homer was particularly terrible. Torres has one blown save in two chances this month (this one doesn't count since he had a four-run lead) and he also took a loss after entering a tie game. He's one of the big reasons the Brewers were so well positioned entering September, but he's let the team down as much as anyone this month.
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 06:31:00 PM

Salomon Torres was available to pitch Sunday despite groin tightness.

Torres was unavailable Saturday, but manager Ned Yost indicated that the injury isn't considered serious. "It was just stiffness," Yost said. "But when it's stiff, you don't want to take a chance. It wasn't that he pulled anything. It's not a strain, it's not a pull. But if it gets fatigued it could be a problem. It was more a precaution than anything else."
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 10:34:00 AM

Salomon Torres took a loss in relief on Monday after giving up two runs in the ninth versus the Cubs.

Eric Gagne previously pitched a scoreless eighth in a tie game. Torres has two blown saves this month to go along with the loss tonight, so Gagne might be gaining some ground on him. While Gagne has allowed four runs in eight innings since coming off the DL, he's just had one bad appearance.
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 01:02:00 AM

After Eric Gagne pitched a scoreless eighth, Guillermo Mota, Brian Shouse and Salomon Torres combined to blow a 5-0 lead in the ninth Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Without ever getting an out. Mora allowed two hits and a walk, Shouse gave up a three-run double to Chad Tracy and Torres allowed three straight hits to end the game. Torres was pitching in a third straight game, so his poor outing can't really be held against him. Still, things are suddenly looking up for Gagne owners.
Thu, Jul 3, 2008 06:40:00 PM

Manager Ned Yost indicated Tuesday that Salomon Torres could remain the Brewers' closer even after Eric Gagne (shoulder) returns from the disabled list.

Gagne isn't close to coming back, so it's a non-issue for now. Torres is 5-for-5 converting saves in place of Gagne, whereas Gagne went just 10-of-15 prior to landing on the DL.
Wed, Jun 4, 2008 10:14:00 AM

Salomon Torres pitched a perfect ninth for his second save Saturday versus the Nationals.

Guillermo Mota set him up with scoreless seventh and eighth innings. Torres will likely continue to receive save chances with Eric Gagne on the disabled list.
Sat, May 24, 2008 11:00:00 PM

Salomon Torres is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Torres complained of arm soreness when he arrived at camp, but has been progressing through a throwing program without complaint. He should be ready for Opening Day.
Thu, Mar 13, 2008 07:43:00 PM

Salomon Torres will throw another round batting practice on Wednesday.

The Brewers expect this will be Torres' final tune-up before starting to make appearances in major league games. Barring a setback, he should be ready for Opening Day.
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 07:47:00 PM

Salomon Torres (sore arm) felt great after his latest bullpen session on Wednesday and claimed he is now "ready to go."

The next step in the schedule for Torres is throwing a batting practice session on Saturday. If that goes well, Torres will be cleared to make his spring debut sometime next week.
Wed, Mar 5, 2008 09:32:00 PM

Salomon Torres is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday for the first time since complaining of arm soreness upon arriving at Brewers camp.

"We've got plenty of time to get him into it," manager Ned Yost said.
Thu, Feb 28, 2008 10:22:00 AM

Salomon Torres said he showed up at Brewers camp with "general soreness" after some workout sessions at home.

Torres isn't going to be allowed to throw off the mound for a little while longer, so he won't be ready when the exhibition schedule begins.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 01:04:00 PM

Salomon Torres reportedly told Brewers GM Doug Melvin on Monday that he will report to spring training.

Torres said he was considering retirement after being sent from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee. He seems to be over the shock of the trade now.
Mon, Dec 10, 2007 09:20:00 PM

Salomon Torres is considering retirement in the wake of Friday's trade sending him to Milwaukee.

"It's a giant move, and I have to make a decision if I want to go forward," Torres said. "This is going to change my life, my family's life. If I leave them here, they're going to have to be without me for a full year. If I take them with me, they're going to be affected." What makes this bizarre is that Torres actually asked for a trade during last season, and now he's upset even though he was sent to a team that isn't so far away from Pittsburgh and will play three series there next year. It's unlikely that Friday's trade would be overturned if Torres does choose retirement. He said he's not close to making a decision.
Sat, Dec 8, 2007 01:17:00 PM

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1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
3Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
3Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
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PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
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5Mike Fiers
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PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Zach Duke
5Brandon Kintzler
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Marco Estrada
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Rob Wooten
11Jim Henderson
12Tyler Thornburg