Former Wildcat Called Up by Colorado Rockies

Carlos Torres pitched on head coach Brad Hill's first team in 2004

May 5, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former Kansas State right-hander Carlos Torres was called up by the Colorado Rockies on Friday, marking his third stint on a Major League roster.

Torres, who was 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in five starts with Triple A Colorado Springs this season, was also called up during the 2009 and 2010 seasons by the Chicago White Sox. The Aptos, Calif., product holds a 1-3 career record and a 6.86 ERA in 13 Major League games, which includes six starts. Torres will occupy a spot in the Colorado bullpen and will become the first former Wildcat to play for the Rockies.

Torres spent the 2011 season pitching for the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Japanese League. Torres, who was drafted in the 15th round of the 2004 Major League Draft by the White Sox, has earned a 39-37 record and a 3.48 ERA in 196 minor league games, including a 21-14 career record in Triple A.

In his only season with the Wildcats in 2004, Torres appeared in 16 games with 15 starts, leading the team in wins with six and holding a 4.12 ERA, tops among K-State’s starting pitchers.