We’re a shade over a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting and the Yankees might not be done adding pieces to bring to camp. According to a report by Brendan Kuty, the Yankees are among 20 teams who have contacted right-handed reliever Carlos Torres after he elected free agency on Monday. He was designated for assignment by the Mets a few weeks ago to open a 40-man roster spot for Antonio Bastardo.
Torres, 33, was a late-blooming pro after scrapping starting and converting to a reliever in 2012. He was a useful piece of the Met bullpen for the last 3 seasons, soaking up innings, working in a variety of different middle relief roles, and posting some decent numbers. He posted a 4.68 ERA/3.53 FIP with a 19.8% K rate in 57.2 IP last season, his lowest IP total as a Met. His flexibility would be valuable to the Yankees, who have a wide open competition for middle relief spots behind their big 3. … Click here to read the rest