According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers reliever Salomon Torres has decided to retire to spend more time with his family. He leaves a probable $3.75MM salary on the table.
Torres may not have been the Brewers’ choice for next year’s closer, but it’s still a big loss. Eric Gagne, Guillermo Mota, and Brian Shouse are also free agents, so Doug Melvin has his work cut out for him. Fortunately, the closer market is looking deep right now.