Carlos Torres (baseball)

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Carlos Torres
Carlos Torres on September 27, 2013.jpg
Torres with the New York Mets
New York Mets – No. 52
Born: (1982-10-22) October 22, 1982 (age 31)
Santa Cruz, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 22, 2009 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
(through July 30, 2014)
Win–loss record 15–16
Earned run average 4.31
Strikeouts 220

Carlos Ephriam Torres (born October 22, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.



Torres first began his collegiate career at Allan Hancock College then moved up north to San Jose Community College later transferring to San Jose State University, pitching in 20 games, (starting seven) in 2003. He transferred to Kansas State University in 2004, pitching in 16 games, (15 starts), compiling an ERA of 4.12.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Torres was drafted in the 15th round, 449th overall, in the 2004 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox. He worked his way up through the White Sox minor league system, before making his Major League debut on July 22, 2009 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays .[1] Prior to his call-up Torres had posted an 8-4 record with a 2.20 ERA with the White Sox' Triple-A affiliate, the Charlotte Knights. Making the start originally pencilled in for John Danks, who had a blister problem on his index finger, Torres pitched six strong innings, giving up three runs on two homers and striking out three to record a quality start. On September 3, Torres picked up his first major league victory by defeating Ryan Dempster and the Chicago Cubs 5-0 in a make-up game at Wrigley Field.

Yomiuri Giants[edit]

The Yomiuri Giants signed Torres to a contract on November 9, 2010.[2] After the season, the Giants opted not to exercise his option for 2012.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On December 20, 2011, Torres signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies. On August 12, 2012, Torres got his first career base hit, an RBI single off George Kontos of the San Francisco Giants.

New York Mets[edit]

Torres warming up in the bullpen

Torres signed with the New York Mets before the 2013 season. In 33 games for the team, Torres compiled 86.1 IP, 4-6, 3.44 ERA, 75 K's, and 1.12 WHIP. [3]


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