Cubs Officially Add C Luis Torrens to Roster
This news has previously been reported, but the Cubs announced Tuesday that they have selected catcher Luis Torrens from Triple-A Iowa. We know how much they love carrying three catchers, plus Torrens can play the corner infield spots in a pinch. And hey, he can even pitch in blowouts to save the bullpen.
Torrens, 26, hit .225 (34-for-151) with two doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 57 games with Seattle last year. In 10 games in September and October with the Mariners, he went 6-for-20 with a .400 on-base percentage and .600 slugging percentage after being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. He also appeared in 16 games with Tacoma, hitting .279 with five doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI and a .324 OBP.
Originally signed by the Yankees in June of 2016, Torrens has a .226 average with 27 doubles, three triples, 19 homers, 75 RBI and 61 walks in 251 career major league games over parts of five seasons with the Padres (2017, 2019-20) and Mariners (2020-22). He has a career .996 fielding percentage with four errors in 1,051 total chances, primarily as a catcher. Torrens has hit .270 (418-for-1,548) with 99 doubles, seven triples, 37 home runs, 222 RBI and a .341 OBP in 417 minor league games in the Yankees, Padres and Mariners systems.
The six-foot tall native of Valencia, Venezuela, was signed by the Cubs to a minor league contract, January 20, 2023.