Pirates’ reliever Salomon Torres has backed off his trade request, saying he wants to remain with the team for the rest of his career. The positive feelings may have been sparked by an earlier-than-expected end to his rehab stint. If healthy and reasonably effective Torres could be the Pirates’ most popular trading chip despite his newfound desire to stay.
According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Rockies have been interested in Torres for a while. Torres has been worked hard in recent years, but he’s signed through ’08 at a reasonable rate.