Carlos Torres, Relief Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers, #59

Date of Birth: 10/22/1982
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California
College: Kansas State University / San Jose State University
Current Salary: $2,175,000

Carlos Torres, relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was first drafted in 2004 by the Chicago White Sox. He pitched in their minor league system from 2004 through most of 2010.

Suter first pitched with the White Sox in 2009, pitching 28.1 innings in 8 games. He also pitched 128.0 innings in 23 games in the minors. The following season, he again spent most of his time in the minors, pitching just 13.2 innings in 5 games with the White Sox.

Torres was released by the White Sox on October 26, 2010. He played in Japan in 2011.

Torres returned to the US after the 2011 season and he signed with the Colorado Rockies in December, 2011. He pitched in 31 games with the Rockies in 2012. He finished the season with 5 wins to 3 losses, 42 strikeouts to 26 walks, and a 5.26 ERA in 53.0 innings.

Torres became a free agent on November 3, 2012. He signed with the New York Mets on November 15th. In 2013, he pitched in 9 games as a starter and 24 games in relief with the Mets. He finished the season with 4 wins to 6 losses and a 3.44 ERA in 86.1 innings.

Torres had a strong 2014 season with the Mets. He had a 3.06 ERA, 8 wins to 6 losses, 2 saves, and career highs in strikeouts (96 to 38 walks), innnings pitched (97.0), and games played (73). The following season, he had a 4.68 ERA in 57.2 innings in 59 games.

The Atlanta Braves signed Torres on February 19, 2016, but they released him on March 31st, prior to the start of the 2016 season. He then signed with the Brewers on April 2nd. He finished the 2016 season with a career low ERA of 2.73, 3 wins to 3 losses, 2 saves, and 78 strikeouts to 30 walks in 82.1 innings in 72 games.

Career pitching statistics for Torres through 2016 include:

  • 281 games played
  • 418.1 innings pitched
  • 26-27 win-loss record
  • 4 saves
  • 374 strikeouts to 155 walks
  • 3.96 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Carlos Torres
ESPN - Carlos Torres