Dodgers acquire Torreyes, designate Barney
SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers on Friday acquired infielder Ronald Torreyes from Toronto for cash considerations and made room for him by designating infielder Darwin Barney for assignment.
Torreyes was optioned to Double-A Tulsa.
The moves come in conjunction with the promotion of Cuban infielder Hector Olivera from Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Torreyes, 22, has a .299 career batting average with 18 home runs and 231 RBIs in 537 Minor League games over six seasons with the Reds (2010-11), Cubs (2012-13), Astros (2013-15) and Blue Jays (2015) organizations . He has primarily appeared at second base (353 games) during the course of his career but has also played shortstop (91 games), third base (55 games) and the outfield (22 games), with a .975 combined fielding percentage.