Showing posts with label Carlos Torres. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carlos Torres. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Niese, Torres, Alderson Trade Talk, Teagarden, Gee

Mets News and Notes:

Niese Inflamed:

Jon Niese underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed inflammation in the AC joint in the top of the shoulder.

Niese has been prescribed anti-inflammatory medication. He still plans to miss only one start and return during the first series after the All-Star break, at San Diego.

A Mets official had said that Niese's MRI looked the same as one taken during spring training, but Niese said there actually were differences.

The spring-training MRI showed weakness in the scapula. He was prescribed strengthening exercises back then. This time inflammation existed in the AC joint.

X-Rays Negative for Torres:

Carlos Torres completed the 11th inning and earned the win, but the reliever did get a visit from the trainer after being struck in the bare hand with a two-out line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton during the final inning of the Mets' 4-3 win against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

An X-ray after the game was negative. Torres officially has a bruise.

To Trade or Not to Trade?

Sandy Alderson continued to say Monday that the direction the Mets take at the trade deadline will be dictated by how the team performs heading into the All-Star break.

"Look, let's see where we are at the end of this week," Alderson told reporters. "We're always willing to listen. We may be thinking in terms of the second half of this season. We may be thinking more in terms of next season. We've made a lot of deals in recent years where we've gotten prospects who are a good ways away. I don't think we're thinking that way these days, although sometimes that's the value in a return. So I'd just hate to speculate on it."

Friday, June 13, 2014

Video: Carlos Torres Literally Beats Himself up

Carlos Torres, who gave up the four runs in the 13th inning gives himself a couple of punches to the head for good measure...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mets News: Torres to replace Harvey in Mets rotation

Mets News:

Carlos Torres will replace Matt Harvey in the rotation and start Thursday against the Phillies, according to Mets manager Terry Collins.

"He's the obvious choice of the guys that are here right now," Collins said before the Mets face Philadelphia. "Sandy [Alderson] and I, we've been trying to struggle with today, how we're going to handle this whole thing as opposed to who's replacing him."

Torres has bounced between the rotation and bullpen this season, as he's been the team's go-to spot starter. He had been slated to start Friday against Detroit, but the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka kept him in the bullpen.

As a starter, Torres is 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA in three starts. He pitched quite well in his first two outings, but he gave up eight runs in three innings against Washington on July 28. Torres is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA this season.

With Torres heading to the rotation, the Mets likely will need another bullpen arm, but the team has not yet placed Matt Harvey on the disabled list. Reliever Greg Burke, who was sent down Thursday for Matsuzaka, could be called up. The team could also look at outfielder Mike Baxter, who was demoted Friday.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mets News: Carlos Torres to remain in Mets rotation

Mets News:

Carlos Torres will stay in the Mets rotation after starting Friday night against Detroit, Mets manager Terry Collins said on Tuesday.

Torres is filling Jenrry Mejia's spot in the rotation, as Mejia has been placed on the disabled list after feeling elbow discomfort on Saturday. Mejia will probably have season-ending surgery in the next seven to 10 days to remove the bone spur in his right elbow, according to Collins.

Torres, who has bounced between the starting rotation and bullpen this season, is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 22 games, three of which he started. Torres went 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA in those starts, but his numbers were heavily skewed by his three-inning, eight-run outing against Washington on July 28.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mets News: Carlos Torres will get start Friday Night

Mets News:

Carlos Torres will get the nod against the Detroit Tigers in the series opener at Citi Field.

The Mets had said pregame that Matt Harvey would remain on Saturday, pitching with an extra day of rest.

The Mets went that direction and returned Torres to starting from the bullpen over dipping into Triple-A, where prospect Jacob deGrom has an innings cap and the other considerations are more journeymen.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mets News: Mejia leaves game in 4th inning with elbow discomfort, DL possible

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia left Saturday's start against the San Diego Padres after delivering his second pitch of the fourth inning with what the team announced is right elbow discomfort.

Mejia has stated he needs surgery after the season to remove a bone spur from the elbow. He spent the first half of the season on the disabled list with discomfort.

Assuming Mejia is unable to proceed in the rotation, Carlos Torres could slide back into a starting role. The Mets then could call up a bullpen arm from Triple-A -- potentially Greg Burke.

Jeremy Hefner is on the DL with an MCL strain in his right elbow, and will be evaluated Monday to determine if he needs Tommy John surgery.

Sandy Alderson is on the record saying minor league candidates Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are not optimal rotation fill-ins because they are approaching tight innings caps this season.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Carlos Torres Fun Facts

Carlos Torres Fun Facts:

Mets Pitcher Carlos Torres has had two stretches in which he’s looked really good. He allowed three earned runs in the first 28 2/3 innings after his recall. And in his past 10 innings, he’s allowed just one run.

This is a carryover from the end of his time in Las Vegas, where he allowed three earned runs in his last 32 innings. Torres had never had an extended stretch of major league success prior to this season. In 44 previous appearances with the Rockies and White Sox, he had a 5.97 ERA, with a poor strikeout-to-walk rate (77 to 52).

Torres has an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio (33 to 7) and he’s allowed home runs at a respectable rate (four in 41 2/3 innings).

Torres’ offspeed stuff carried him through his strong start, a combo of a curve and slider (some may call the latter a cutter or a splitter). In his 17 relief appearances, those pitches have retired 59 hitters and yielded only 14 baserunners.

His rates of both called strikes and “chases” (hitters swinging at pitches out of the strike zone), particularly with his secondary stuff, were considerably lower than they’ve been this season. So his track record of success is limited.

Torres also rates high in working out of jams. Opponents are 3-for-35 against him with runners on base in his relief appearances. He’s also inherited eight baserunners, none of whom have scored against him.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mets News: RHP Carlos Torres promoted to Mets, Burke to Triple AAA, McHugh DFA'd

Mets News:

After Carlos Torres forced their hand by exercising a clause in his contract, the Mets have promoted the right-hander from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Greg Burke has been optioned to Vegas, and Collin McHugh designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot.

Torres, 30, exercised an out in his contract Friday. The Mets had 48 hours to promote him or release him.

The reigning Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week, Torres has tossed consecutive complete games with Las Vegas and has won five straight starts. He shaved his ERA from 6.35 to 3.89 during that five-start stretch. Over his past two starts, he has allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out 15 in 18 innings.

Torres was a quick castoff to minor league camp during spring training after getting hit hard in Grapefruit League play.

A source told that Torres otherwise had interest from the San Francisco Giants and the Rockies, as well as in South Korea.

Torres' addition would seem to mean a bullpen purge is coming.

The Mets also plan to add pitchers Zack Wheeler and likely Scott Atchison on Tuesday, Terry Collins has indicated. The Mets are allowed to carry an extra, 26th player for the doubleheader at Turner Field, but would need to drop another two players by Wednesday assuming Atchison also returns.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/9: Torres wins again, Flores 3 for 4

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/9:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 1: Starter Carlos Torres contined to resurrect his season. The ex-Rockies/White Sox pitcher tossed a complete game two-hitter. He has produced consecutive complete games and won his past five starts. Since allowing nine runs on May 8 against Round Rock, the right-hander has a 1.65 ERA over six starts. Brandon Hicks contributed a grand slam and Eric Campbell also homered for the 51s (33-28). Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 5, ALTOONA 2: Travis Taijeron completed a four-RBI night with a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth. Taijeron launched a 1-1 offering from reliever Jason Townsend over the right-field fence for his second homer in two games since a promotion. He is 5-for-9 with six RBIs since joining the B-Mets (38-25). Jeff Walters retired all three batters in the ninth for his league-leading 15th save. Justin Howard had given the Curve the early lead with a solo homer against B-Mets starter Jacob deGrom. Howard struck again in the fourth with an RBI single. Altoona spot starter Ethan Hollingsworth had a scoreless effort through four innings. Allan Dykstra cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fifth with his eighth homer. Altoona reliever Kenn Kasparek surrendered three singles in the seventh, capped by Taijeron tying the score at 2 by dumping an RBI hit into center. DeGrom returned for the seventh and ended his night with a perfect frame. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four over seven innings. Jack Leathersich walked a tightrope with two outs in the eighth. The southpaw walked Adalberto Santos and surrendered a double to Alex Dickerson. With two runners in scoring position, Leathersich preserved the tie and ended the inning by striking out Drew Maggi. Leathersich (2-0) collected the win after Taijeron’s blast in the ninth. Josh Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to an Eastern League-best 21 games with a single in the seventh. Box

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/3: Torres goes the distance, Syndergaard loses heartbreaker

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/3:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, FRESNO 0: Carlos Torres went the distance, tossing a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Eric Campbell went 3-for-4, scored three times and belted a three-run homer. Box

A - LAKELAND 2, ST. LUCIE 1: Harold Castro’s two-out, two-run double in the fifth against Noah Syndergaard proved to be the difference as Lakeland held off the Mets. Travis Taijeron hit his ninth homer, a solo blast to left in the ninth, to cut the deficit to one run. Taijeron (3-for-4), named Florida State League Player of the Week earlier in the day, has hit safely in eight straight games. He has four homers in his past three games. T.J. Rivera had two hits. Noah Syndergaard suffered his third loss despite allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked none. Syndergaard struck out the side in the second. Chasen Bradford and Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings apiece. Fontanez struck out five. The Mets (30-25) finished 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base. They loaded the bases in the sixth with one out against Lakeland starter Jeff Ferrell, but Dustin Lawley struck out and Aderlin Rodriguez grounded out. Box

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Playing, Wright Intercostal, Hudgens Managing, Send Three Down

Mets News and Notes:

Daniel Murphy, who is returning from a strained intercostal muscle on his right side, offered a positive review of his first minor league action. Murphy took batting practice before the game, but did not hit in-game. He did man second base for five innings and pinch-run for Shaun Marcum.

“It felt good,” Murphy said in Port St. Lucie. “It was good to get out there. I really appreciate the minor league guys, the coaching staff letting me come out there. It took a little while to get my legs underneath me, but I felt better at the end than I did at the beginning.

“We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and evaluate it."

New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with a moderate strain of the intercostal muscle on his left side, which has forced him to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic and potentially will land him on the disabled list to open the season.

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the diagnosis Friday afternoon, and manager Terry Collins latersaid he was sure Wright will be sidelined "two to three weeks."

Wright was examined earlier in the day by team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

He indicated he had been bothered by the issue for a week, but he played through it for Team USA and only was scratched from Thursday's WBC game after batting practice once the Mets intervened.

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