Alex Torres (baseball)

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Alexander Torres
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 54
Born: (1987-12-08) December 8, 1987 (age 26)
Valencia, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 18, 2011 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 5–3
Earned run average 1.91
Strikeouts 71

Alexander Jesus Torres Matos (born December 8, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.

Torres was signed on January 12, 2005, by Los Angeles Angels scout Carlos Porte, as an international free agent, and was assigned to the Angels' Dominican Summer League affiliate that season. He spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons with the Angels' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate, as well as the beginning of the 2008 season before earning a promotion to Rancho Cucamonga in the Class A-Advanced California League.

In 2009, Torres was again assigned to Rancho Cucamonga, where he earned minor league Pitcher of the Month honors for the Angels organization in both June and July. He held a stretch of 19 consecutive scoreless innings pitched (June 9–29, 2008) and won his final 5 starts before being promoted again to Arkansas in the Double-A Texas League on July 31, 2009.

On August 28, 2009, Torres was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays (as part of a package with infielders Sean Rodriguez and Matthew Sweeney for pitcher Scott Kazmir) and was assigned to Montgomery in the Double-A Southern League. Following the season, the Rays added Torres to the 40-man roster on November 9, 2009 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He spent all of the 2010 season with Montgomery.

For the 2011 season, Torres was promoted to Durham in the Triple-A International League. He was promoted to the majors for the first time on July 18, 2011.[1] He was optioned to AAA on 3/12/13


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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