Torres Called Up by Chicago White Sox

Carlos Torres

Aug. 3, 2010

 

DETROIT, Mich. – The Chicago White Sox have announced that former Kansas State pitcher Carlos Torres was promoted to the active roster and will start the second game of a day-night doubleheader at Detroit tonight.

It marks the fourth time in Torres’ career that the right-hander has been called up to the major-league club and the first this season. Torres, who has been on the club’s 40-man roster the entire season, appeared in eight big-league games in the 2009 season, including three starts. He finished the year with a 1-2 record and a 6.04 ERA.

Torres’ first Major League start on July 22 last season marked the first time a former Wildcat had played in a major-league game since Craig Wilson’s last appearance in 2000.

A two-time Triple-A All-Star and a starter for the International League in this year’s game, Torres is 7-7 with a 3.41 ERA in 129.1 innings pitched with 57 walks and 122 strikeouts for the Charlotte Knights. He ranks second in the league in strikeouts, third in innings pitched and eighth in ERA.

Torres’ start is important in the American League Central Division race as Chicago leads the division with a 59-45 record entering play on Tuesday, one game ahead of Minnesota and 7.0 games ahead of Detroit.

The second game of the day-night doubleheader between Chicago and Detroit begins at 6:05 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on FSN Detroit.