Yorvit Torrealba C COL 8 Months
The Rockies plan to continue using Yorvit Torrealba as Jorge De La Rosa's personal catcher.
The Rockies believe Torrealba provides a needed calming influence for the left-hander. It means that Wilin Rosario will have the day off on Sunday. "It seems to work, plus we have a day game after a night game, so we'll roll Yorvit out there," manager Walt Weiss said.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL 8 Months
Rockies purchased the contract of C Yorvit Torrealba from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
As expected, Torrealba will serve as the primary backup behind Wilin Rosario. The 34-year-old veteran beat out Ramon Hernandez for the job by hitting a cool .500/.545/.700 with a homer and five RBI over 13 games in the spring. He could be worth a look in the deepest of NL-only leagues while playing half his games at Coors Field, but has little fantasy relevance outside of that.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL 10 Months
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies have signed Yorvit Torrealba.
He doesn't reveal whether it's a major or minor league deal, though MLB.com's Thomas Harding report earlier this week that they had offered him a minor league pact. It's an odd landing spot for Torrealba, who gives the Rockies a third catcher along with Wilin Rosario and Ramon Hernandez. Torrealba batted .227/.293/.330 with four home runs and a .623 OPS in 218 plate appearances last season between the Rangers, Blue Jays and Brewers.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL 11 Months
MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports that the Rockies have offered a minor league contract to free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
Torrealba, who previously played with the Rockies from 2006-2009, batted .227/.293/.330 with four home runs and a .623 OPS in 218 plate appearances last season between the Rangers, Blue Jays and Brewers. The Rockies currently project to open the season with Wilin Rosario and Ramon Hernandez behind the plate, so Torrealba is said to be "considering his options."
Yorvit Torrealba C COL Oct 17 '12
Yorvit Torrealba has opted for free agency.
Torrealba was removed from the Brewers' 40-man roster and refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Nashville. The 34-year-old backstop batted just .227/.293/.330 with four homers and a .623 OPS in 218 plate appearances this season between the Rangers, Blue Jays and Brewers, but he shouldn't have a problem landing a spring training invite somewhere.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL Sep 21 '12
Brewers acquired C Yorvit Torrealba from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
He's not eligible for the postseason roster, but Torrealba will give the club more experience at catcher behind Jonathan Lucroy. The veteran backstop has batted just .233/.297/.339 with four homers over 59 games this season with the Rangers and Blue Jays.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL Aug 14 '12
According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Yorvit Torrealba appears headed to Toronto.
Torrealba was placed on release waivers by the Rangers last week after posting a brutal .236/.302/.342 batting line in 49 games in Texas. The Blue Jays will only have to pay him a prorated major league minimum salary.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL Aug 08 '12
T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on release waivers.
Torrealba was designated for assignment last week. The Rangers were unable to find a trade for him, so he will be given his outright release if he isn't claimed. The 34-year-old backstop is hitting just .236/.302/.342 with three homers and a .643 OPS in 49 games played this season.
Yorvit Torrealba C COL Jul 31 '12
Rangers designated C Yorvit Torrealba for assignment.
An expected move following the acquisition of Geovany Soto. Torrealba, 34, is hitting just .236/.302/.342 with three homers and a .643 OPS in 49 games played this season. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Nationals are expected to have interest.