Blue Jays Acquire Yorvit Torrealba

5:34pm: The Blue Jays announced that they have signed Torrealba to a minor league deal. 

2:42pm:  Veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba, placed on release waivers last week by the Texas Rangers, is close to joining the Toronto Blue Jays, a source tells Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Twitter link).

Torrealba, 34, posted a .236/.302/.342 batting line in 182 plate appearances for Texas before being designated for assignment earlier this month.


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17 Comments on "Blue Jays Acquire Yorvit Torrealba"


Jose_Bautista
2 years 11 months ago

Decent pick up. With Mathis playing everyday and Gomes can’t hit anything, this is a decent pickup.
I think Mathis stays for next season to complement one of JPA / TDA.

DerekJeterDan
2 years 11 months ago

An improvement over Jeff Mathis and Yan Gomes for sure. After just seeing the Jays and Yankees square off, it was evident that they needed a veteran backstop of some kind. Torrealba has been around and should be a decent fill in until the offseason.

mgsports
2 years 11 months ago

Gomes can play 1B/DH. Lyon or Rasmus going back.

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

lol

john12121212
2 years 11 months ago

Huh? lol

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

so i dont have to watch mathis as much? scores

ice_hawk10
2 years 11 months ago

come now… we cant be too cruel. he has put up half an fWAR this season!

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

its a career year for him.. he can only regress back to negative war from here

john12121212
2 years 11 months ago

Controllable and cheap= AA

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

..and mediocre

Alex
2 years 11 months ago

Damn. Was hoping the Yankees would grab him. He’d be a nice upgrade over Chris Stewart.

El_Bobo
2 years 11 months ago

What the heck happened to Cervelli?

Christian Larsen
2 years 11 months ago

Yorvit Torrealba would be a good backup catcher for Jeff Mathis since Yan Gomes is doing terrible offensibely, Yorvit will probably signed for the rest of the season due to the fact Jeff Mathis’ contract has been extended, JPA will be back by then, and D’Arnaud will have his chance in the majors next year.

mgsports
2 years 11 months ago

To Rangers because they have been looking for a CF or an upgrade in OF

Roll Fizzlebeef
2 years 11 months ago

I’m laughing so hard right now. Post of the Day.

mgsports
2 years 11 months ago

They do not need an Upgrade at DH and Lyon would have been equal Salaries.

Howard
2 years 11 months ago

Yorvit was signed to a minor league deal, not traded… get with the program lol