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Alex Torres | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alex Torres has received his visa and will head to the Padres' spring training complex on Tuesday.
Torres revealed the news himself on Twitter. It's obviously not ideal that the left-hander got a late start to spring training, but he'll have enough time to be ready by Opening Day. Feb 24 - 7:01 PM

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Alex Torres is not expected to arrive at Padres camp in Peoria, Arizona before the weekend.

Torres is still dealing with work visa issues. The 26-year-old native of Venezuela was acquired from the Rays this offseason in a seven-player swap and is expected to open the 2014 season in the San Diego bullpen. He should have enough time in camp to get properly tuned up.
Feb 17 - 3:37 PM

Padres left-hander Alex Torres won't arrive at spring camp on time due to a visa issue.

The native of Venezuela is only expected to be a couple of days late. Torres, 26, owns a 1.91 ERA in 66 career innings (all in relief) at the major league level. The Padres may give him a chance to start in the future.
Feb 13 - 11:38 AM

Padres acquired LHP Alex Torres and RHP Jesse Hahn from the Rays for INF Logan Forsythe, RHPs Brad Boxberger, Matt Andriese, Matt Lollis and INF Maxx Tissenbaum.

Torres is coming off an excellent season in the Rays' bullpen where he posted a 1.71 ERA and 62/20 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. The 26-year-old is expected to pitch in relief in 2014, but the Padres are open to giving him another chance as a starter in the future.
Jan 22 - 2:32 PM

Alex Torres leads all American League relievers since his call-up on June 1 with a 0.42 ERA and .085 opposing average.

Torres has a 0.35 ERA overall on the year and has allowed just six hits while boasting a 33/8 K/BB ratio over 26 innings. "He's turning into some kind of relief pitcher right now," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. Torres has worked his way into high-leverage situations and could potentially get some save chances should something happen to Fernando Rodney.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 09:18:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham.

The Rays need a fresh arm after getting eight innings from their bullpen in Friday's win over the Indians. Torres is likely to serve in a long relief role. The 25-year-old has a 3.52 ERA in nine starts at the Triple-A level.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Rays optioned LHP Alex Torres to Triple-A Durham.

Torres tossed four innings of hitless relief on Saturday, but the Rays needed a fresh arm. He's replaced in the bullpen by Jeff Beliveau.
Sun, May 19, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham.

Torres will pitch out of the bullpen until the Rays need a starter to replace David Price, who hit the disabled list Thursday with a strained left triceps muscle. Torres had a 2.39 ERA in 37 2/3 innings at Triple-A.
Thu, May 16, 2013 03:11:00 PM

The Rays will promote left-hander Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham before Thursday's game.

Torres will add some depth to the Tampa Bay bullpen until the Rays need to call up a starter to replace the injured David Price. Torres, 25, has a 2.39 ERA and 49/14 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings this year in Triple-A.
Thu, May 16, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Rays optioned LHP Alex Torres to Triple-A Durham.

Torres allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings during Grapefruit League play. The 25-year-old southpaw will function as bullpen depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham.

Torres struck out way over a batter per inning at Triple-A this season but also walked nearly a batter per frame. Control has been an ongoing issue for him throughout his pro career.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Rays optioned LHP Alex Torres to Triple-A Durham.

Torres allowed eight hits, seven walks and four runs (three earned) in eight innings during his short stay with the big-league Rays. He'll be back later this summer.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham.

Torres has posted a rough 6.59 ERA in 42 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this year. He may be in line for a spot start but should be avoided in all fantasy formats.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 10:39:00 PM

Rays optioned LHP Alex Torres to Triple-A Durham.

Torres surrendered a hit, a run and three walks in three Grapefruit League innings. He will function as organizational relief depth this season for Tampa Bay.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Rays recalled LHP Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham.

Torres made one appearance with the Rays back on July 18, but has spent the majority of the season at the Triple-A level, posting a 3.08 ERA and 156/83 K/BB ratio over 146 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old left-hander will likely pitch in long relief down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 03:08:00 PM

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SS1Alexi Amarista
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3B1Yangervis Solarte
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LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Wil Myers
2Will Venable
3Cameron Maybin
4Abraham Almonte
5Trayvon Robinson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Seth Smith
3Jake Goebbert
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PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Brandon Morrow
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Robbie Erlin
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8Aaron Northcraft
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tayron Guerrero
7Leonel Campos
8Frank Garces