Alex Torres

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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.[1]

After joining the Padres, he became the first player in Major League Baseball to wear a protective cap while pitching.[2] 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."[3]

Just before the 2015 season he was traded to the Mets in exchange for minor league pitcher Cory Mazzoni.


  1. Padres' 7 player trade with the Rays is FRESH!
  2. Alex Torres becomes first player to don protective hat on the mound
  3. Keith Hernandez thinks Alex Torres should get a dog and lose the large protective cap