Walker, who turned 35 yesterday, defeated a crowded field during the summer camp to secure a bench spot with the Phillies. In addition to Torres, Phils had Josh Harrison, Logan Forsythe, Phil goslin And TJ Rivera Walker and Goslin won backup spots on minor league deals, but Walker struggled for the .231 / .244 / .308 slash through 18 games and 41 plate appearances before today’s move.
Apparently, Walker was a heavily used piece in Philadelphia, where the top prospect Alec Bohm Have impressed through their first 25 big league games at third base. Together Jean Sigura Your grip on the second base and Rice Hoskins Playing in the first period has been a tough time for Walker. The inclusion of Torreyus in his place will give the club another option to handle the shortstop – one of the few positions that Walker never played at the MLB level.
Although Volley had not been much of a hit with Philly in his short time, he had a solid .261 .344 /! In a utility role with the Marlins. Just one season has been removed from posting the .395 batting line. And, of course, Walker was a consistently strong builder from 2010–17, when he hit a combined .273 / / .342 / .439 in 4300 plate appearances between the Pirates, Mets and Brears.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Torries, will rejoin former Yankees captain Joe Girardi. Torres was a fan favorite with the Yanks from 2016-18, when he hit .281 / .308 / .374 through 221 games as a bench-piece once again. He spent the 2019 season in the Twins’ organization, but performed poorly in Triple-A and only briefly in the big leagues.