Michael Augustine Torrez (born August 28, 1946) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for seven different teams during 18 seasons from 1967 through 1984. Listed at 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), 220 pounds (100 kg), he batted and threw right handed.
Torrez signed as an amateur free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in September 1964. He made his debut at the age of 20 with the Cardinals. He seldom pitched in his first two seasons. He had a breakthrough season in 1969, going 10–4. He was traded to the Expos mid-season on June 15, 1971 for Bob Reynolds. In 1972 Torrez went 16–12 with a 3.33 ERA in 240 innings. However he had control problems as he walked 103 batters. He struggled in 1973 going 9–12. Torrez rebounded in the 1974 season with a 15–8 win-loss record in 186 innings.
After the season, the Expos traded Torrez to the Baltimore Orioles with Ken Singleton for Rich Coggins, Dave McNally, and minor leaguer Bill Kirkpatrick. In 1975 he had perhaps his best season of his career with the Orioles, going 20-9 with a 3.06 ERA in 270.2 innings pitched. However he also led the league in walks with 133.
On January 13, 1983, the Red Sox traded Torrez to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The Mets sent minor leaguer Mike Davis to the Red Sox to complete the trade. With the Mets, he beaned Houston Astros infielder Dickie Thon in 1984. At the time, Thon was considered a possible Hall of Fame player in the making but had his career permanently hampered due to the injury he sustained as a result of the beaning. Released by the Mets on June 22, 1984, Torrez signed with the Athletics on July 3. They released him on August 9.