MLB.com reporter Brian McTaggart is reporting the Astros have traded Triple A utility man Ronald Torreyes to the Blue Jays:
Torreyes traded to Toronto for a PTBNL or cash— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) May 15, 2015
The Astros designated Torreyes for assignment on May 7, in a move to add Preston Tucker to the 40-man and major league roster. Houston had ten days to put the utility player on waivers, trade, release, or outright him to Triple A. There was no word if Torreyes had been claimed on waivers before being traded to the Blue Jays.
Torreyes was placed on the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule-5 draft this offseason. He was added instead of a similar player Delino DeShields, Jr. DeShields went unprotected and was selected by the Rangers. The Astros' 2010 first-round draft is batting .293 with five extra base hits and nine stole bases in 21 games with the team up north.
Torreyes batted .298 with 27 extra-base hits and 46 RBI in 2014 with Triple A Oklahoma City. While playing second, shortstop, third base, left field, and center field for the Red Hawks last season.
This season he has struggle mightily, batting .200 with one extra-base hit in 72 at-bats in Triple A Fresno.