The Padres had an excess of relief pitchers at the end of spring and the team made a surprise move in dealing their lone left-hander out of the bullpen. Alex Torres was deemed expendable as he was dealt to the New York Mets for Minor League pitcher Cory Mazzoni. Torres has had a typical year for the Mets going 0-0 with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.515 WHIP.
It’s the same story with Torres as he continues to pitch wildly effective. He has struck out 35 batters in 34 innings while walking 26. Mazzoni spent some time with the Padres this year but was absolutely ROCKED in his short time. He recorded an incredible 20.77 ERA with a 3.231 WHIP. Mazzoni pitched in 8.2 innings and allowed a ridiculous 23 hits. Amazing, as the rookie was beaten up pretty bad in his Major League debut. He rebounded in AAA with a 1-3 record and a 3.97 ERA with an impressive 1.088 WHIP.