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NY METS Acquire Alex Torres from San Diego

alextorres-metsThe New York Mets have announced that the club has acquired lefthanded pitcher Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league righthanded pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later.

Torres, 27, went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA (20 earned runs/54.0 innings) in 70 games with San Diego in 2014. He held righties to a .209 (23-110) batting average, the sixth-lowest mark among NL lefthanded relievers. Lefties hit .256 (23-90) against him last year.

The 5-10, 185-pounder stranded 39 of 44 inherited runners, tied for the fourth-best rate in the majors last season.

As a rookie in 2013, Torres went 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA (11 earned runs/58.0 innings) in 39 games with Tampa Bay. He made his major league debut the previous season with the Ray, appearing in four games. The Padres acquired the lefthander on January 22, 2014 as part of a seven-player trade.

Torres is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (two earned runs/8.0 innings) in eight spring games with San Diego this year.

The native of Valencia, Venezuela is 7-4 with a 2.55 ERA (34 earned runs/120.0 innings) and 122 strikeouts in 113 major league games with the Rays and Padres.

Mazzoni, 25, went 7-2 with a 4.68 ERA (40 earned runs/77.0 innings) in 14 starts for four different minor league teams last year.

 

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