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Brewers sign Carlos Torres to 1-year deal

Torres opted out of his minor league deal with Atlanta last week.

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The Brewers have signed right-hander Carlos Torres to a major-league deal, as was first reported as likely by ESPN 1500's Darren Wolfson. Torres will immediately slot into the team's big-league bullpen.

Our Chris Cotillo reported Friday that Torres was drawing "strong interest" and was a candidate to receive a major league contract.

Torres, 33, thrived with the Mets over the last three seasons, pitching to a 3.59 ERA. Over 57.2 innings last season, Torres pitched to a 4.68 ERA and 3.53 FIP.

Though he didn't make any starts last season, Torres also has starting experience and could prove to be a versatile addition to Milwaukee's bullpen.

Milwaukee lost Will Smith to an LCL tear and Matt Garza left a spring start with soreness. While the Brewers' bullpen features a mix of veteran and young arms, Torres would give the club flexibility.

Minnesota was also thought to be looking for bullpen help but is not thought to be in on Torres, Wolfson notes.