TACOMA, Wash. – In an exciting yet unexpected turn of events, former Saint Leo Lion baseball standout Daniel Torres was recently called up to play for the Tacoma Rainiers in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
On June 8, 2013, Torres was selected in the 20th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He immediately packed his bags for Arizona, where he made his minor league debut with the Arizona Mariners.
After playing his first rookie-ball game with the Arizona League Mariners on June 21, Torres has now played in ten games, earning a .323 batting average in 31 at-bats. He collected his first minor league hit on June 22 against the AZL Royals, and has since ignited his bat, collecting ten hits, six runs, two doubles, one RBI, and four walks. In addition, he has averaged a .400 on-base percentage.
Upon making the jump from rookie ball to Triple-A, Torres is excited.
"It was a surprise, yet exciting to know that I was going to Triple-A for a few days," said Torres. "It's another part and step to getting closer to where I want to be. It's a great experience and I'm blessed to be able to have it."
The Tacoma Rainiers currently lead the Pacific Coast League with win-loss record of 54-38.
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