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54 Alex Torres RP
Height/Weight: 5-10/175 | Birthdate: 12/8/1987 | Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 2/2
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Terry Collins says he'll keep going with Mets P Alex Torres in big spots


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said after Tuesday's loss that he'll keep going with reliever Alex Torres in big spots, per The Star-Ledger.

"That's what he's here to do," Collins added.

Torres has made 16 appearnces out of the bullpen this year, including Tuesday's performance where he gave up a run on one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Overall, Torres is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA.

Mets pitcher Alex Torres works out of jam Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Mets relief pitcher Alex Torres worked a perfect two innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Nationals.

Torres picked up three strikeouts in the sixth after Dillon Gee loaded the bases with no outs.

"I owe him way more than a steak dinner for that," said Gee to MLB.com. "I feel terrible that I left him in that spot. He was unbelievable. He came in and just dominated."

Torres has thrown 9 2/3 innings this season with a 2.79 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

"I'm just trying to get comfortable myself," Torres said. "Just try to make a pitch, hit a spot, throw the ball down and just make quality pitches."


Mets' Alderson comfortable with pitching depth after Blevins injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he's comfortable with the team's pitching depth in the wake of the injury to Jerry Blevins, due to the development of several pitchers and the presence of Alex Torres, who like Blevins was acquired just before the start of the regular season, NJ.com reports.

"[Blevins has] been great for the first couple of weeks of the season, and we'll expect he'll be great when he comes back," Alderson said. "In the meantime, somebody else is going to have to step up. Although we've lost Jerry, we still have far more depth than we had say mid-spring training, just because of the development of a couple of the guys and the fact that we also have Alex Torres."

Though the Mets' bullpen has pieced together a mediocre 3.38 ERA in the first two weeks of the season, hitters have just a .174 batting average against Mets relievers, which is third best in the majors.

The Mets will replace Blevins in the bullpen with righty Hansel Robles, who has struck out 10 batters while tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings with Triple-A Las Vegas.


Mets LHP Alex Torres needs three pitches to gain first save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) With overused closer Jeurys Familia unavailable Saturday night and Carlos Torres knocked out of the game, southpaw Alex Torres was forced to try to shut down a Marlins offense in the ninth inning that was kicking up its heels.

No sweat.

The Marlins had scored three runs to cut the gap to 5-4, but Torres dashed their hopes by striking out Christian Yelich on three pitches and notching his first career save.


Report: Mets to go with four-man bench; Eric Campbell likely snubbed


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Mets are expected to go with an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench, snubbing Eric Campbell from an Opening Day roster spot, according to ESPN.

Campbell hit .255 (14 for 55) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine RBI in 24 Grapefruit League games. The four-man bench will include Ruben Tejada, John Mayberry Jr., Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Anthony Recker.

Meanwhile, the eight-man bullpen will include Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jerry Blevins, Jenrry Mejia, Alex Torres, Carlos Torres, Sean Gilmartin, and Buddy Carlyle .


Mets acquire left-handed reliever Alex Torres in trade with Padres


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Mets acquired left-handed reliever Alex Torres from the Padres on Monday. The Padres acquired pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later in the trade.

The Mets have been trying to fill the void in the bullpen due to the absence of left-handed reliever Josh Edgin, who will miss the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery.

Torres arrived in San Diego last January in a trade with Tampa Bay. He went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 70 relief outings for the Padres in 2014. He is 7-4 with a 2.55 ERA over three MLB seasons.

Mazzoni is 24-12 with a 4.11 ERA over four seasons in the minors. He has mostly been used as a starter in the minors (53 starts, 12 relief appearances).


Alex Torres picks up win vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Padres pitcher Alex Torres was the winning pitcher of record in his team's 9-5 victory over the Cardinals after retiring the only batter he faced.

Torres (2-1) was called upon to end the sixth inning and did so before watching the offense slug its way to four runs in the top of the seventh. He took his first loss of the season two days ago in his previous appearance, which also came against St. Louis. Torres owns a 2.45 ERA and 39:27 K:BB ratio in 44 innings.


Alex Torres gets his first win Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Padres pitcher Alex Torres was awarded the win Thursday night in extras against the Nationals.

Torres struck out one and pitched two-thirds of a scoreless inning in the 11th before the offense scored the go-ahead run in the 12th. He owns a 0.93 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 9 2/3 innings pitched.

Alex Torres to throw bullpen Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Padres pitcher Alex Torres will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, according to the Union-Tribune.

Torres arrived in camp Wednesday after being delayed by visa issues. He's been throwing in Venezuela, and came to camp ready to go. The team will not rush him into game activity.

Torres posted a 1.71 ERA in 58 innings last year.


Padres could open the year with two lefties in bullpen


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) The Padres are looking at have two lefties in the bullpen at the start of the season, according to MLB.com.

The team acquired left-hander Alex Torres, who is expected to be the primary lefty out of the bullpen. Since Torres can be used against both righties and lefties, the team may opt to find another lefty specialist.

General manager Josh Byrnes explained it might be more important to have a late-game lefty in the NL West. "[Left-handed relievers are] probably more important in this division since games are so close and with low scoring and several good left-handed hitters," Byrnes said. Though some work still needs to be done, Byrnes said he's pleased with the club going into spring training.


Padres acquire Alex Torres, Jesse Hahn


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) The Rays and Padres announced a seven-player trade Wednesday. The Padres acquired pitcher Alex Torres and pitcher Jesse Hahn from the Rays in exchange for infielder Logan Forsythe, pitcher Brad Boxberger, pitcher Matt Andriese, pitcher Matt Lollis and infielder Maxx Tissenbaum.

Torres was one of the Rays' best relievers in 2013, going 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 39 appearances. He struck out 62 batters in 58 innings.

Hahn, a 2010 sixth-round pick, was 4-3 with a 2.38 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 34 starts in the minor leagues. He is striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings in his career.


Report: Rays acquire Logan Forsythe from Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) The Rays have acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Padres in a four-player trade, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Rays pitcher Alex Torres is likely headed to San Diego, with each team expected to receive an additional prospect.

Forsythe turned 27 in January and won't be eligible for arbitration until after the 2014 season. He hit .214/.281/.332 with six home runs, 19 RBI and six stolen bases in 220 at-bats last season.

Torres turned 26 in December and won't be eligible for arbitration until after the 2016 season. He saw his first extended big-league action last season, going 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 62:20 K:BB ratio in 58 innings.

The trade is expected to be announced Friday but has not been finalized as of yet.


Rays might open season with closer-by-committee approach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) With Fernando Rodney still on the free-agent market, the Rays are on track to open spring training and potentially the beginning of the season without an anointed closer. Though, the Rays have plenty of options, including Heath BellJoel PeraltaJuan Carlos OviedoJake McGee and Alex Torres.

While the Rays might start the season with a closer-by-committee approach, pitching coach Jim Hickey believes one pitcher should eventually emerge with the closer's role.

"The last couple of seasons, we had the ninth-inning guy, and that's what everyone would prefer. I know I would prefer that," Hickey said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "That will probably end up being the case this year, although it may not be clear for at least a few weeks into the season. Whether it's Heath Bell, Peralta, Jake McGee … Alex Torres might end up being the guy. The thing I'm very comfortable with is that we have four or five guys we trust late in the game when the game is on the line. It's a pretty good situation overall."

Though, it seems to be Hickey believes Bell might be the best candidate for the job.

"The biggest question for me about a ninth-inning guy is can he handle it mentally? Can he handle it intestinally?" Hickey said. "And the fact (Bell) has been there, done that for a number of years answers that, as it did with Fernando. You know he's capable of doing that; he's not going to be afraid of the moment."


Alex Torres chips in two innings


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/29/2013) In his longest outing since Aug. 7, Alex Torres pitched two innings in the Rays' 2-0 loss to the Angels on Thursday.

Torres allowed one run on two hits and a walk, and he struck one batter out. His ERA climbed to 1.41.


Alex Torres' scoreless streak comes to an end


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) Rays pitcher Alex Torres surrendered a run in the eighth inning of Monday's game against the Blue Jays, ending a streak of 25 consecutive scoreless innings. It was the second-longest streak in club history behing J.P. Howell's 27 1/3 scoreless innings from June 14-Aug. 30, 2012, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Torres' streak dated back to the 2011 season.


Alex Torres gets the call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2013) Rays pitcher Alex Torres was recalled from Triple-A Durham Saturday, taking Jeff Beliveau's spot on the roster.

Torres will be used out of the bullpen despite making nine starts this season in Triple-A. The Rays had to get eight innings from their bullpen Friday due to rain, so Torres will likely be used in long-relief.  


Alex Torres sent back to Durham


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2013) The Rays optioned reliever Alex Torres back to Triple-A Durham Sunday before a game against the the Orioles, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

Torres threw four scoreless and hitless innings with two walks and three strikeouts against Baltimore Saturday in a 10-6 win. He earned the victory, the second of his major-league career. 


Alex Torres pitches four no-hit innings in victory


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Making his second appearance for the Rays, pitcher Alex Torres threw four no-hit innings of relief Saturday against the Orioles to earn his first win of the season. He struck out three and walked two.

Torres has made seven Triple-A starts this year, striking out 49 in 37 2/3 innings with a 2.39 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.


Rays manager undecided about Monday starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) Rays manager Joe Maddon told reporters Thursday he's undecided about who will start Monday's game at Toronto in place of the injured David Price (triceps), according to the Tampa Bay Times. Maddon said Jake Odorizzi, Chris Archer, Alex Torres and Alex Colome are under consideration.

Odorizzi is the favorite to be recalled among Rays' beat writers. Archer started Thursday for Triple-A Durham, so he would be pitching on short rest if recalled. Torres was promoted to the majors Thursday and could be used in long relief. Colome last started for Durham Monday.


Rays recall Alex Torres from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) The Rays recalled reliever Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham Thursday to take the roster spot of David Price, who was placed on the disabled list with a left triceps strain. Torres was 2-2 with a 2.39 ERA and .190 opponents' batting average in seven starts for Durham.

The Rays have not named a replacement for Price in the rotation.


Torres to open at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2013) The Rays announced Tuesday pitchers Chris Archer, Alex Torres and Jake Odorizzi were all optioned to Triple-A Durham.