Acquired in 2014 from the Tampa Bay Rays along with P Jesse Hahn in exchange for INF Logan Forsythe, P Brad Boxberger, P Matt Andriese, P Matt Lollis and 1B Maxx Tissenbaum. The trade was rated 91% fresh.
After joining the Padres, he became the first player in Major League Baseball to wear a protective cap while pitching. Despite the hat being a personal choice by Torres to better protect himself from serious injury, others felt the use of protection was somehow a negative. The most prominent of those silly opinions came from New York Mets announcer and former player Keith Hernandez:
"If you’re scared, get a dog."