Twins Sign Infielder Ronald Torreyes
Image courtesy of Brad Penner, ,USA TodayTorreyes is a 26-year-old from Venezuela who spent most of the last three seasons with the New York Yankees. The utility infielder is diminutive in stature, but he has a good glove around the infield.
Torreyes spent eight games with the Dodgers in 2015.
In late November, the Yankees DFAd Ronald Torreyes, and two days later, they traded him to the Cubs for cash or a PTBNL. They DFAd him two days later.
With Ken Rosenthal reporting that the Twins are working on a one-year $7 million deal with Jonathan Schoop, Torreyes will likely compete with Ehire Adrianza for utility infield time around the field.
In 229 career games, Torreyes has hit .281 with 30 doubles, six triples and four home runs.
Quick Update from Dan Hayes. The fact that it is a split-contract and he has a minor league option remaining makes it make a lot more sense.
And here's a great nickname...
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