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Ronald Torreyes

Ronald Torreyes
ven Venezuela
2009 IFA
Waivers - 2/1/2016
Signing Date
Rule 5 Year
MLB 40-Man
September 2, 1992

Full name is Ronald Alcides Solorsano Torreyes…is married to Anarelys and the couple has a son, Moisés…was signed by José Fuentes.


In 108 games with the Yankees (43 starts at 2B, 26 at SS and 16 at 3B), hit .292 (92-for-315) with 35R, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 3HR and 36RBI…set single-season career highs in games played, runs scored, hits, doubles, homers and RBI…batted .338 (25-for-74) off left-handers.. With 43 starts at 2B, 26 at SS and 16 at 3B, was one of five Major Leaguers to make at least 15 starts at each of those positions in 2017 (also the Mets’ Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes, San Diego’s Yangervis Solarte and San Francisco/Boston’s Eduardo Núñez)…is the first Yankee to start 15-or-more games at any three different infield positions in a season since Mike Gallego in 1993 (46 at SS, 41 at 2B, 24 at 3B)… He and Aaron Judge each had 13RBI through the team’s first 17 games, the most by a Yankee under the age of 25 through 17 team games since Derek Jeter in 1999 (14RBI)… Was the Yankees’ starting shortstop on Opening Day… Hit two-run HR-the first homer by a Yankee in 2017 and the second HR of his Major League career-in 4/4 win at Tampa Bay…marked the second consecutive year that the Yankees’ first HR of the season was hit by a shortstop (Didi Gregorius, 4/5/16 vs. Houston-Opening Day)…at 24 years, 214 days old, became second-youngest hitter over the last 20 seasons to hit the Yankees’ first HR of the season (Melky Cabrera, 23 years, 234 days, on 4/1/08 vs. Toronto)… Collected his first career “walk-off” hit with a two-out single in the 10th inning of 6/23 win vs. Texas…was his second career go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning or later (also a tie-breaking SF in the ninth on 9/25/16 at Toronto)… Started 10 straight games from 6/22-7/1 (five at 2B, four at 3B, one at SS)… Hit a solo HR in 6/25 loss vs. Texas, snapping a streak of 125AB without a homer…had not homered since hitting the Yankees’ first HR of the season on 4/4 at Tampa Bay…his teammates hit 117HR between his homers… Following the All-Star break, hit .307 (47-for-153) with 16R, 9 doubles, 1HR and 16RBI in 51 games… Hit two-run HR, doubled and had a career-high 3RBI in 7/30 loss vs. Tampa Bay…recorded two extra-base hits in the same game for the third time in his career (also 1 double/1HR on 8/19/16 at Los Angeles-AL and 2 doubles on 8/23/16 at Seattle)…later did so on 9/25 vs. Kansas City… Started in 21 straight games from 8/2-24, batting .315 (23-for-73)… Made the postseason for the first time in his career, going 0-for-1 in two games…made his playoff debut in ALDS Game 2 loss at Cleveland.


Made his first career Opening Day roster and spent the entire year at the Major League level in his first season with the Yankees, hitting .258 (40-for-155) with 20R, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 1HR and 12RBI in 72 games (27 starts at 3B, 11 at SS, 9 at 2B). In his first three games as a Yankee, went 6-for-9 with 3R and 2RBI…joined Starlin Castro (6H in first 9AB) as the first players with at least 6H in their first 9AB with the Yankees since Cody Ransom (6H in first 9AB) in 2008. Hit .471 (8-for-17) with 3R, 1 double, 1 triple, 2RBI and three multi-hit contests in his first eight games (4/6-26). Made his Yankees debut in 4/6 win vs. Houston, hitting a pinch-hit, two-run triple in the seventh inning…was the second Yankee in as many days with 2RBI in his first at-bat with the team (also Starlin Castro on 4/5)…was just the second pinch-hit triple by a Yankee since 1996 (also Jorge Posada on 4/26/08 at Cleveland). Made his first professional appearance in RF in 4/24 loss vs. Tampa Bay…entering the season, had played in 11 games in LF and 12 in CF (all in the minors). Played in just five games in June (2GS at 2B/1GS at 3B), going 1-for-11. Was defensive replacement at 3B for Alex Rodríguez in 8/12 win vs. Tampa Bay, Rodríguez’s final game with the Yankees…entered with one out in the ninth inning. Did not strike out over a 30AB stretch from 8/14-9/3…had a career-high seven-game hitting streak from 8/19-28, batting .538 (14-for-26) with 6R, 6 doubles, 1HR and 4RBI…had just 4XBH in his first 42G of 2016. Hit his first career Major League home run (off Jered Weaver), collected a career-high 4H and scored a career-high 3R in 8/19 win at Los Angeles-AL, going 4-for-5 with 2RBI…became the first Yankee with 4H from the No. 9 spot since Francisco Cervelli on 8/29/10 at Chicago-AL (4-for-4, 1R, 1 double, 1SB) and the first Yankee No. 9 hitter with 4H and at least 1HR since Juan Rivera on 9/27/03 vs. Baltimore (4-for-4, 3R, 2HR, 4RBI)…since 1972, became only the fourth Yankee under the age of 24 to record at least 4H and 1HR in a game (also Gary Sánchez-23y, 252d on 8/10/16 at Boston, Robinson Canó-23y, 317d on 9/4/06 at Kansas City and Derek Jeter-23y, 314d on 5/6/98 at Texas).


Saw his first Major League action with the Dodgers, going 2-for-6 (.333) with 1R, 1 double, 1RBI and 1BB in eight games as a September call-up…was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on 9/13…Made his Major League debut in 9/13 win at Arizona, entering as a fifth-inning defensive replacement at 2B…collected his first career hit with double off Randall Delgado in the seventh inning…Spent the majority of the season at the minor league level, combining to hit .261 (109-for-418) with 60R, 18 doubles, 3 triples, 4HR and 36RBI in 110 games with Triple-A Fresno, Double-A New Hampshire, Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City…In 19 games with Fresno, hit .200 (14-for-70) with 7R and 5RBI…was designated for assignment by Houston on 5/7…was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Astros in exchange for cash considerations on 5/15…Played in 16 games with New Hampshire, hitting .140 (7-for-50) with 4R, 2 doubles and 9RBI…Was acquired by the Dodgers from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations on 6/12…Hit .293 (73-for-249) with 39R, 13 doubles, 4HR and 19RBI in 62 games with Tulsa…in 13 games with Oklahoma City, batted .306 (15-for-49) with 10R, 2 doubles and 3RBI…Was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on 1/7/16…was acquired by the Yankees on 1/12/16 with LHP Tyler Olson from Los Angeles-NL in exchange for INF Rob Segedin and a player to be named later or cash considerations…was designated for assignment on 1/15/16 when the Yankees claimed OF Lane Adams off waivers from Kansas City…was claimed off waivers by Los Angeles-AL on 1/25/16 and designated for assignment by the Angels on 1/27/16…was claimed off waivers by the Yankees from the Angels on 2/1/16.


Began the season as an NRI at Astros Spring Training and appeared in six games for the Major League club, going 1 for 6 with a triple and three RBI…reassigned to minor league camp on March 9…played his entire regular season with Triple A Oklahoma City and was one of five players on the RedHawks roster the entire season…led his club in hits (137), triples (5), runs (65), games (126) and at-bats (460)…played all over the diamond, including games at second base (73), third base (24), shortstop (14), center field (12) and left field (5)…had two outfield assists, depite playing in just 17 games in the outfield (15 starts)…led the Pacific Coast League in four-plus hit games (5), including a 5 for 5 performance on May 24 at Memphis…averaged just one strikeout per 19.96 plate appearances (26K/519PA), making him the second-hardest player to strike out in all of the minors (Willians Astudillo, Low-A Lakewood – 23.25 PA/K)…between Aug. 1-29, went 119 consecutive plate appearances without striking out…also made PCL history by setting a new single-season record in the modern era with 21 sacrifice hits…Alex Cintron (Tucson) had previously owned the record with 20 in 2001…added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 20


Spent the entire season at the Double A level, hitting a combined .269 (101×375) with 19 doubles, two homers, 37 RBI and a .329 on-base percentage in 103 games between Corpus Christi (38g) and Tennessee (65) of the Cubs organization…was acquired by the Astros from the Cubs in exchange for international pool space on July 2, 2013…was one of the three youngest players in the Texas League after joining Corpus Christi.


Played 115 games at Class A Advanced Daytona…entered the year ranked by Baseball America as the Reds No. 13 prospect.


Named a Low Class A All-Star by Baseball America in what was his first full season in the United States…hit .356 (99×278) with a .398 OBP in 67 games with Class A Dayton…was traded to the Cubs along with OF Dave Sappelt and LHP Travis Wood in exchange for LHP Sean Marshall on Dec. 23.


Started his pro career by playing in a combined 91 games with the Rookie VSL Reds (67g), AZL Reds (18g) and Class A Dayton (6g)…hit .370 (129×349) with 12 doubles, five homers, 46 RBI, 25 stolen bases and a .434 OBP between the three stops.

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