The Red Sox invited De La Torre to spring training as a non-roster invitee in 2013. De La Torre was named to the Puerto Rico national baseball team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. De La Torre's contract was purchased from Triple-A Pawtucket on May 9, 2013, to help with a battered bullpen after Joel Hanrahan was placed on the 60-day disabled list. It was De La Torre's first call-up to the majors. He made two appearances before being optioned back to Pawtucket on May 20 when Andrew Bailey returned to the Red Sox from the disabled list. He was recalled on June 11 when Clayton Mortensen went on the disabled list, and sent back down on June 12. He was recalled again on July 5 when Stephen Drew went on the disabled list. He was designated for assignment on September 10, 2013. He was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers on September 13, 2013.