The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that San Diego Padres reliever Jose Torres was arrested in December after a dispute in which he allegedly brandished a semiautomatic handgun in a domestic dispute.
The incident occurred in the Phoenix, Arizona home Torres shared with a woman. It is not clear whether the woman is Torres’ wife. According to the probable cause statement, Torres knocked a door off its hinges and punched a hole in another door and then pointed the gun at the woman. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage and making threats or intimidation.
Torres was placed on Major League Baseball’s restricted list yesterday and will no doubt face discipline from the league regardless of how his criminal charges play out. The Padres have released the following statement:
“We are aware of the allegations involving Jose Torres, and he will not be reporting to spring training. We take this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with the investigation being conducted by the Commissioner’s Office. We will not have any further comment at this time.”
Torres, 24, appeared in 62 games in 2017, posting an ERA of 4.21 in 68.1 innings coming out of the Padres pen.
White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.
Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.
The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.