Luis Torrens takes over behind the plate, making his MLB debut. #LetsGoPadres— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 3, 2017
Yup. Luis Torrens has finally made his MLB debut!
I'll be honest, this took me by surprise. I thought Torrens would be hidden on the bench and not make his MLB debut until like the fourth or fifth game of the season. Nope, Torrens made his debut on day one.
Torrens came in as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning and caught two innings. Catching Miguel Diaz, Craig Stammen and Jose Torres.
Rule 5ers Allen Cordoba and Luis Torrens will get their first game action, facing Chris Hatcher in the 8th.— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) April 3, 2017
Torrens also went up against Chris Hatcher in his first ever MLB at-bat. Torrens grounded out so his first MLB hit will have to wait for another day.
But who cares, Torrens has finally stepped on the diamond at the highest level! Wooooooooo!
Torrens apparently became the 360th Venezuelan to make his MLB debut and became the second youngest Venezuelan ever to make his MLB debut (the youngest is Elvis Andrus).
I hope this means we can expect more Torrens cards as time goes on. Also some Torrens merch.
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).