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Carlos Torres | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 15 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Torres from Triple-A Syracuse.
Torres was inked to a minor league contract in late March and earned a promotion with four scoreless appearances in the minors. The 35-year-old's performance regressed last season in Milwaukee, but his arm has proved resilient and he'll offer the Nationals some protection in the bullpen. Apr 20 - 5:52 PM

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Nationals signed RHP Carlos Torres to a minor league contract.

The deal reportedly contains multiple opt-outs if he doesn't reach the majors by certain dates. Torres was released by the Indians on Saturday after posting a 6.10 ERA in the Cactus League. He'll head to Triple-A Syracuse and serve as organizational depth for the Nationals in 2018.
Mar 28 - 7:29 PM

Indians released RHP Carlos Torres.

Torres was informed that he would not make the Opening Day roster and asked for his unconditional release. He registered a 6.10 ERA, 1.94 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio in Cactus League action.
Mar 24 - 3:34 PM

Indians signed RHP Carlos Torres to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Torres, 35, posted a pedestrian 4.21 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 56/33 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings of relief last season with the Brewers. He seems doubtful to crack the Indians' deep and talented bullpen out of camp this spring.
Feb 21 - 1:06 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that "a few teams" have talked to Carlos Torres' representatives.

Torres held a 4.21 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 56/33 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings with the Brewers in 2017, but he shouldn't have a problem finding work given his durability. The 35-year-old ranks second in the majors in relief innings over the last four seasons and has never been on the disabled list in his career.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Carlos Torres has elected free agency.

The right-hander will look for a new opportunity rather than accepting his outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 35-year-old hurler posted a 4.21 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 56/33 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings with the Brewers in 2017.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:48:00 AM

Brewers sent RHP Carlos Torres outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The move removes Torres from the Brewers 40-man roster. Torres has been up-and-down throughout his career, and 2017 was mostly a down year with a 4.21 ERA and only 56 strikeouts in just under 73 innings. He's essentially just roster-depth at this point in his career.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Carlos Torres blew a save in epic fashion, giving up a grand slam and five runs -- four earned -- and was charged with a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Closer Corey Knebel had pitched two days in a row and blew a save last night, so Torres was called upon to pitch the ninth inning today and protect a three-run lead. He got the first guy out, but then things went south in a hurry. Next came a walk, an error and a single to load the bases. Torres walked Cody Bellinger to force in a run, then hung a breaking ball that Chris Taylor deposited beyond the center field wall for a grand slam. Torres probably won't see any more save chances in the near future. He has a 4.20 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 30 innings. Last year he turned in a swell 2.73 ERA in 82 1/3 innings pitched.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 09:38:00 PM

Carlos Torres retired all three Cubs' hitters he faced in the ninth inning on Friday, recording his first save of the season.

It's unclear if Brewers' manager Craig Counsell went away from Corey Knebel because he had worked on Thursday night, or if it's a full-blown committee approach to the bullpen at the moment. Either way, it doesn't look like Torres has much relevance in mixed leagues unless holds are a category.
Fri, May 19, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Brewers and RHP Carlos Torres avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.175 million contract.

Torres held a 2.73 ERA out of the Brewers' bullpen last season. He was eligible for arbitration for the second time.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Carlos Torres got the surprise save by pitching a perfect 13th inning of Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Braves.

Torres breezed through a 1-2-3 inning to secure his first save since 2014. He's been a workhorse for the Brewers' bullpen, as he's already covered 23 1/3 innings and has a respectable 3.47 ERA with 22 strikeouts.
Thu, May 26, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Brewers signed RHP Carlos Torres to a one-year contract.

It had been reported by Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN earlier in the day that the two sides were close to a deal. Torres will claim the final bullpen spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster. He's expected to work in middle relief.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN reports that Carlos Torres is expected to sign with the Brewers.

Torres was released by the Braves on Thursday. The Brewers bullpen has been absolutely decimated by injuries, so it would be a terrific opportunity for the free agent right-hander.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 10:09:00 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Carlos Torres is "drawing strong interest" and is a "likely candidate" for a major league contract.

It's a little surprising given that Torres signed a minor league deal with the Braves in February and was released on Thursday. However, the 33-year-old was quite useful at times over the last three seasons for the Mets, so perhaps he can find a middle relief role.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 03:14:00 PM

Braves released RHP Carlos Torres.

Torres opted out of his minor league contract on Thursday after being told that he would not be carried on the Opening Day roster. The right-hander struggled in 2015, but he was very good the year before. He should be able to find another opportunity quickly.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 02:28:00 PM

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4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
2Moises Sierra
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
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PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
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PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Carlos Torres