Ronald Torreyes, Infield, New York Yankees, #17
Date of Birth: 9/2/1992
Birthplace: Barinas, Venezuela
Ronald Torreyes, infielder for the New York Yankees, was first signed in 2010 by the Cincinnati Reds. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in December, 2011. He was traded again in July, 2013 to the Houston Astros. Ten months later, on May 15, 2015, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. A month after that, on June 12th, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, his fifth team in five years.
Torreyes played in the minor leagues from 2010 through 2015. In 612 games, he batted .298 with 686 hits, 118 doubles, 253 RBIs, and 160 strikeouts to 150 walks. Defensively, he played 367 games at second base, 62 games at third base, 144 games at shortstop, and 11 games in left field.
Torreyes played in eight games with the Dodgers in 2015. He was traded to the Yankees on January 12, 2016. Three days later, he was designated for assignment and on January 25th, claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels then designated him for assignment on January 27th and the Yankees claimed him off waivers on February 1st.
In 2016, Torreyes played in 72 games with the Yankees. He finished the season with 40 hits and a .258 batting average. Defensively, he played 14 games at second base, 34 games at third base, 15 games at shortstop, and 2 games in right field.