Report: Phillies INF Ronald Torreyes has been granted his release per request
Ronald Torreyes has been granted his request of being released from his minor league deal with the Phillies, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic.
Torreyes was outrighted off the 40-man roster back in November and elected free agency over being sent down to Triple-A. The team brought Torreyes back on a minor-league deal on March 20th, and he’s been down in Lehigh Valley ever since.
Ronald was big for the Phillies during the 2021 season. He started off as a utility guy off the bench but played his way up to an everyday infielder by the end of the year. Torreyes slashed .242/.286/.346 last year, with 77 hits, 10 doubles, 7 HRs, and 47 RBIs in 112 games with the team.
Torreyes struggled in Lehigh Valley this season, hitting just .171/.237/.200 in 35 at-bats. He’s logged just six hits in his time with the Iron Pigs in 2022 and has hit just 3 RBIs.
The emergence of Johan Camargo was a big reason Torreyes stayed in the minors this season. Camargo has had a similar role to Ronald in 2021, starting off as a utility guy, and has now hit his way into the everyday lineup. Camargo has slashed .292/.320/.396 with the Phillies this season, with 14 hits, 6 RBIs, and an OPS of .716. Camargo has posted one of the highest WAR’s on the team so far (0.2) and has been a great defensive player on the left side of the infield.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies got a great win last night, thanks to defensive blunders from the Rockies and Rhys Hoskins’ bat. The team is back in action tonight, as Zach Eflin gets the ball for the Fightins.