Gleyber David Torres Castro, popularly known in baseball simply as Gleyber Torres is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball(MLB).
Torres started playing baseball with his friends at the age of four as a centre fielder, catcher, pitcher, and eventually shortstop
His zeal for baseball grew whiles watching games on TV. His favourite baseball player was Omar Vizquel. Torres also played basketball briefly in high school, but he quit the sport on his father’s instructions to focus on baseball.
Several academic institutions began to take notice of Torres’s talent and wanted to ensure that he become a professional. By the age of 14, Torres moved to Maracay to enroll in an academy that had contacts with MLB scouts.
He was sought out by the Chicago Cubs baseball team and signed a contract with the team as an international free agent in 2013 for a whopping $ 1.7 million signing bonus. He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Arizona Cubs baseball team of the Rookie-level Arizona League.
Torres was born December 13, 1996, in Caracas, Venezuela. He’s been married since 2017 to his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth who he met in his hometown, Caracas in 2014. His height is about 1.85m. His estimated net worth is around $3 million.
Gleyber Torres Parents: Meet Eusebio Torres and Ibelise Castro
Torres was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela by his parents, Eusebio Torres and Ibelise Castro.