Luis Alfonso Torrens Sáez (born May 2, 1996) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners (MLB).In 2017, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the San Diego Padres. Torrens signed as an international free agent with the New York Yankees on July 2, 2012.
In 2013, he made his major league debut with the Gulf Coast League Yankees. He was a member of the Charleston River Dogs, Gulf Coast Yankees, and Staten Island Yankees in 2014. Torrens’ 2015 season was cut short due to surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in March 2015. He returned from injury and appeared in 52 games for Staten Island and Charleston in 2016.
During the MLB offseason, Torrens played for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League. Torrens battled an oblique injury during spring training in 2018, and was optioned to the San Antonio Missions of the Double-A Texas League on March 14. In 2019, Torrens played for the Texas League’s Amarillo Sod Poodles before being promoted to the major leagues on September 16.
The Padres transferred Torrens along with Taylor Trammell, Ty France, and Andrés Muoz to the Seattle Mariners on August 30, 2020, in exchange for Austin Nola, Austin Adams, and Dan Altavilla.
With six passed balls between the two teams in 2020, he led all big-league catchers on defense. Torrens batted.243/.299/.431 in 108 games in 2021, with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs.
How Much Does Luis Torrens Make?
Luis Torrens agreed to a one-year, $1,200,000 contract with the Seattle Mariners, with $1,200,000 guaranteed and a $1,200,000 yearly average pay.Torrens will be paid a base pay of $1,200,000 and a total salary of $1,200,000 in 2022.