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Mets designate Carlos Torres for assignment

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The 33-year-old spent the past three seasons in the Mets' bullpen.

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The Mets have designated Carlos Torres for assignment to make room for the recently-signed Antonio Bastardo on their 40-man roster. Torres, who was out of options, struggled in 2015 and suffered a calf injury in early September that sidelined him for much what remained in the season.

While his performance last year wasn't on par with his previous two seasons, the move comes as a surprise. Torres pitched 183.1 innings for the Mets between 2013 and 2014 and made nine starts for the team in 2013. In total, Torres had a 3.59 ERA and 3.94 FIP in 241 innings over the past three seasons.

Torres pitched to limited success in stints with the White Sox and Rockies before finding a niche in the Mets' bullpen. While injuries may have cost him an appearance in the 2015 postseason, Mets fans will fondly remember Torres's incredible 1-3-1 putout with Daniel Murphy in August of last season.