The New York Yankees designated infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment on Monday in order to open up a roster spot for Angels pitcher Parker Bridwell. It was announced Wednesday that the Chicago Cubs had traded cash considerations and a player to be named later for the infielder.
In 41 games in 2018, Torreyes had eight extra-base hits and seven runs batted in and hit a solid .280 in 102 plate appearances.
Over the course of the last four years, Torreyes has hit a respectable .281/.310/.375 batting line through just 615 plate appearances in the Big Leagues. Torrreyes has been utilized mainly as a second baseman but with the Yankees infield filled with stars Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar, and Gleyber Torres, there is little room for the 26-year old utility man.
The Cubs will receive a solid utility with a decent bat and playing time at second, short, and third base at the Major League level making this a sweet deal for the 2016 World Champions.