Rangers To Release Yorvit Torrealba

The Rangers have placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on release waivers, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The Rangers designated Torrealba for assignment last week after acquiring Geovany Soto from Chicago, and were unable to trade him. If no team claims Torrealba, he'll receive his unconditional release. 

Torrealba, 34, posted a .236/.302/.342 batting line in 182 plate appearances for Texas before getting designated for assignment. He has prevented 23% of stolen base attempts this year, down from his career rate of 30%. The Nationals reportedly had interest in Torrealba last month, but Washington has since acquired Kurt Suzuki.

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  1. to the Padres.

  2. dvmin98 3 years ago


    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks 3 years ago

      I don’t think they would want to pay him anything, were not going anywhere so paying someone extra $ would be kind of a waste. He did hit well for us when he was here though and I like him better then Baker.

  3. Gothapotamus 3 years ago

    I bet he can’t wait for winter ball in Venezuela. Oh, wait …

    • num1nymets 3 years ago

      hahaha! I actually forgot about that. At least Omar isn’t around, or the mets would’ve gave him a multi-year deal. Sandy should look for a one year minor league contract and invite without trading anyone.. Unless it’s bay.

  4. It would be a great help to Chicago Cubs

    • jb226 3 years ago

      Why’s that? Might as well let Wellington Castillo play and see if he can be a big-league catcher.

    • meinhardt1992 3 years ago

      Cubs are in the rebuilding mode so signing an older guy would not be smart let Castillo and whatever other rookies are on the club try to prove themselves as big league players.

  5. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    Jays, please for the love of jebus, jays,

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Nah.. They have Kevin Cash on stand bye as a scout/emergency dial up if they need someone to squat behind the plate and be utterly useless as a catcher..

      Kidding.. Cash was decent defensively at least.

  6. cbbruuno 3 years ago

    How about the Mets? They are kind of desperate for a decent second catcher.

    • FamiliaTerritory 3 years ago

      Torrealba would be a great fit for the Mets. Alderson has no excuse now when it comes to looking for a decent catcher. In fact, they need a completely new catching core. Anyone but Thole/Nickeas/Johnson please.

      • cbbruuno 3 years ago

        I could live with Thole if the rest of the team was better, he would actually be a very good backup in an ideal world. Nickeas and Johnson aren’t major leaguers though.

    • remybklyn 3 years ago

      While I agree that he’d be a decent second catcher for the Mets, I think the failed deal he had with them in 2007 and the subsequent grievance he filed probably don’t bode well for his chances of joining the team. Then again, we are talking about the Mets, so you never know.

      • tdw815 3 years ago

        I agree with your entire statement,but. they have new management now so like you said you never know

  7. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    Yorvit will be heading to The SF Giants as a back-up catcher to both Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez. Yorvit Torrealba can spelll Posey in late innings and have Posey move to 1st Base and can give The Giants major flexibility.

  8. mgsports 3 years ago

    Giants also have Whiteside.

  9. If only the Nationals could have waited…they could have used Torrealba.

    @twitter-127659134:disqus – that was with Omar Minaya at the helm. I think that Sandy Alderson would probably consider smoothing things over.

  10. Blue387 3 years ago

    I would take him over Mike Nickeas.

  11. heemtj 3 years ago

    if they could overlook the bad history with each other, torrealba makes perfect sense for the mets. Sign him to a 1 yr deal and let him platoon with thole and play against lefties..hes cheap and short term, right up the wilpons alley.

  12. soxfan123123 3 years ago

    Kenny sign this man up! Anyone is better than Tyler Flowers.

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