Torrens isn't starting Wednesday against the Blue Jays. Torrens recently had a string of six consecutive starts in which he hit .263 with two runs, three walks and seven strikeouts, but he'll now retreat to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Cal Raleigh will start behind the plate and bat ninth.
It’s no secret at this point that Luis Torrens has been in a slump to start the year. His 32 wRC+ is above only Cal Raleigh and Stuart Fairchild, the latter of which has collected a mere trio of plate appearances. Missing a week with COVID surely didn’t help in April, but when it’s mid-May and you’re the only regular guy on the team who hasn’t gone deep yet while striking out in over a third of your turns up to bat? That’s gotta sting.
Torrens went 2-for-4 with two runs in a win over the Phillies on Tuesday. The previously struggling backstop snapped out of a multi-game slump with his first multi-hit effort of the season. Torrens had hit just .087 (2-for-23) with nine strikeouts over the previous seven games, so Tuesday's productive outing only served to lift his season slash line to .191/.220/.213.
Torrens will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Rays. Torrens sat out the Mariners' last two games, but with Tom Murphy (shoulder) moving to the 10-day injured list Saturday, the former is likely well positioned to maintain the top spot on the depth chart at catcher. The Mariners called up Cal Raleigh from Triple-A Tacoma to provide another body at the position, but he's unlikely to get a long look as the No. 1 option after slashing .077/.226/.192 through his first 31 plate appearances in the big leagues this season.
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Torrens remains on the bench Saturday against the Rays. Torrens theoretically has a clearer path to playing time behind the plate with Tom Murphy out with a dislocated shoulder. However, Torrens will sit for the second straight game with Cal Raleigh set to catch for Marco Gonzales.
Torrens is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. Torrens will head to the bench after drawing three consecutive starts, two of which came behind the plate. He went 2-for-10 with a double and four RBI over that stretch and may have the early edge on the No. 1 catcher's job over Tom Murphy, who will be behind the plate for the series finale in Miami.
Torrens went 1-for-3 with a three-run double and an RBI sacrifice fly in a loss to the Marlins on Friday. Torrens emptied the bases with his timely second-inning two-bagger, plating Jarred Kelenic, Abraham Toro and J.P. Crawford. His ninth-inning sac fly then drove home Julio Rodriguez, giving Torrens his first four RBI of the season. The 25-year-old has made three appearances since returning from the COVID-19 injured list, going 2-for-8 with three strikeouts during that span.
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SEATTLE -- The Mariners placed catcher Luis Torrens on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday. Torrens is the second Seattle player to land on the virus list in recent days. Outfielder Mitch Haniger was placed on the COVID-19 list on Saturday after he tested positive. Torrens was placed on the...
The Seattle Mariners moved catcher Luis Torrens to the injured list Tuesday after he tested positive for COVID-19. In a
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed catcher Luis Torrens on the COVID-19 injured list. Torrens is the second Seattle player to land on the virus list in recent days. Outfielder Mitch Hangier was placed on the COVID-19 list on Saturday after he tested positive. Torrens was placed on the list with Seattle coming off its first day off of the season and ahead of the first game of a series with Texas. Seattle selected infielder Mike Ford from Triple-A Tacoma to take Torrens’ roster spot.
SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners have placed catcher Luis Torrens on the COVID injured list and called up infielder Mike Ford from Triple-A Tacoma. "Luis Torrens tested positive for COVID so that's why you saw Mike Ford on the roster today," manager Scott Servais said. "That's the one adjustment. And we've lost a couple other support staff. Instant replay, Andy Bissell, is down (too). We had to shuffle some things around here a little bit."