Blue Jays acquire Torreyes from Astros

Toronto gets shortstop for cash considerations or player to be named

Blue Jays acquire Torreyes from Astros

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.