The Yomiuri Giants announced Tuesday they have signed former Chicago White Sox right-hander and Aptos High alum Carlos Torres to a one-year contract worth 40 million yen (roughly $479,000 U.S.).
‘‘We really like the fact that this player really has high ambition. I’d like him to spark the battle for a spot in the starting rotation,’’ said Yomiuri team representative Hidetoshi Kiyotake in a published report in Japan Today.
The 28-year-old was drafted by the White Sox in the 15th round in 2004. This year, Torres went 0-1 with an 8.56 ERA in five games, including one start. He also played for Triple-A Charlotte where he had a 9-9 record with a 3.42 ERA in 25 starts. Torres is 1-3 lifetime with a 6.86 ERA in 13 games (six starts) in the major leagues.
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