Chicago Cubs release veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba


The Chicago Cubs granted catcher Yorvit Torrealba his release Friday, tweets Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales.

Torrealba signed on June 12 and had only seen time at the Cubs’ rookie-league affiliate this year. In four games he hit .308/.308/.538 with three doubles.

The 35-year-old has hit .256/.315/.379 with 56 home runs over his 13-year career. He posted a .240/.295/.285 line in 196 plate appearances on the season and spent the spring with the Los Angeles Angels, but opted out of his deal.

The Venezuelan native as played for the San Francisco Giants (2001-05), Seattle Mariners (2005), Colorado Rockies (2006-09), San Diego Padres (2010), Texas Rangers (2011-12), Toronto Blue Jays (2012), Milwaukee Brewers (2012) and Colorado Rockies (2013). He bats and throws right-handed.

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