The Blue Jays acquired shortstop prospect Ronald Torreyes from the Astros on Friday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named. Torreyes, a native of Venezuela, has batted .200 for Triple-A Fresno this year but is a .303 hitter over his Minor League career.
Torreyes, 22, played a full season at Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, where he batted .298 with a .345 on-base percentage. Torreyes struck out just 26 times in 460 at-bats last season, and he's struck out just 131 times in 1,953 at-bats over his six-year Minor League career.
Toronto made room for Torreyes on the 40-man roster by placing Jonathan Diaz on outright waivers. Diaz, 30, has batted .128 in 47 at-bats in his big league career.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.