Cubs select C Luis Torrens from Triple-A Iowa

March 28th, 2023

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today selected catcher Luis Torrens from Triple-A Iowa. 

Torrens, 26, last season hit .225 (34-for-151) with two doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 57 games with Seattle.  In 10 games in September and October with the Mariners, he went 6-for-20 (.300) 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 (17-for-61) with five doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI and a .324 OBP. 

Torrens, originally signed by the Yankees in June of 2016, has a .226 average (159-for-704) 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, Jan. 20, 2023.