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Salomon Torres MLB Career Stats

44-58 4.31 847.1 540 1.42

Salomon Torres Bio

  • Full Name: Salomon Torres
  • Born: 3/11/1972 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • High School: Centro Academico Rogers, DOM
  • Debut: August 29, 1993
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/27/2008
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MLB Career Stats 44 58 4.31 497 64 57 847.1 540 1.42


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Season SV Rank
2006 12 18th in NL
2007 12 18th in NL
2008 28 9th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1994 1 21st in NL


Season SHO Rank
1996 1 6th in AL


Season G Rank
2004 84 3rd in NL
2005 78 4th in NL
2006 94 1st in NL


Season HLD Rank
2004 30 4th in NL
2006 20 10th in NL

Salomon Torres Bio Info

Salomon Ramirez Torres...Wife's name is Belkis Denia Donato...Has two daughters; Ashley (8/28/01) and Allison (8/10/03)...Attended Centro Academico Rogers High School in the Dominican Republic...Signed by Giants scout Elvio Jimenez...Opened a baseball academy in his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris in 2005...Participated in the team's annual Winter Caravan and PirateFest in January 2007. 2007 Went 2-4 with a 5.47 ERA and 12 saves in 56 relief appearances with Pittsburgh...Posted a career best in saves for the second straight season (also had 12 saves in 2006)...Began the season as the Pirates' closer and posted saves in each of the club's first 3 games, becoming only the second pitcher in Major League history ever to do so since saves became an official statistic in 1969...The other pitcher to accomplish the feat was Derrick Turnbow, who saved the Brewers' first 4 games in 2006...Was moved to the setup role on 6/1...For the season went 12-for-18 in save opportunities...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/9-7/14 and from 8/26-9/10 with right medial elbow inflammation...Was traded to Milwaukee in exchange for RHP Marino Salas and RHP Kevin Roberts on 12/7. 2006 Spent fifth straight season with the Pirates...Led all Major League pitchers in appearances while also tying club record for most in a season (also Kent Tekulve in 1979)...Led National League relievers in innings pitched...Did not allow a home run in the second half (37.0 IP) after serving up five home runs prior to the All-Star break (56.1 IP)...Went 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four relief appearances for the Dominican Republic team in inaugural World Baseball Classic...Suffered loss after allowing two runs on Opening Day in Milwaukee on 4/3...Signed a two-year contract extension (thru 2008) on 4/4...Was scored upon twice in first four appearances before making nine straight scoreless outings (13.0 IP)...Earned wins in back-to-back outings on 4/11 and 4/12 vs. Los Angeles...Suffered first blown save while taking the loss in 5-4, 10-inning contest vs. Houston on 5/28...Took the loss in back-to-back appearances on 6/19 vs. Arizona and 6/21 at Kansas City...Was scored upon in four straight games and in five of his six contests from 6/18-27...Allowed one unearned run in 16 games (10.2ip) from 7/8 thru 8/9...Posted a 1.80 ERA (15.0 IP/3 ER) in August...Tied a club record (also Mike Williams in 2002) after recording a save in 10 straight appearances from 9/2-20...Set a club record and led Majors with 12 saves in September/October (previous club mark was nine by Jim Gott in 1988)...Became the second pitcher ever to record at least 10 saves in September when having none through the end of August (also Dale Murray, who saved 10 games for the 1974 Montreal Expos)...Posted a 1.22 ERA in 41 games after the All-Star break, the second-best ERA among relievers... Suffered third blown save on 9/27 vs. Houston (his first blown save since 8/15)...Went 12-for-15 in save situations and allowed 14 of his 55 inherited runners to score...Went 1-for-5 at the plate, recording lone hit on 7/14 vs. Washington. 2005 Led all major league relief pitchers in innings pitched while spending third straight full season with Pittsburgh...Went 3-for-3 in save situations and allowed nine of his 29 inherited runners to score...Finished the season with 11.2 consecutive innings of scoreless relief and was scored upon just once in his final 24 appearances (30.0ip), beginning on 8/21. ...Surrendered a run in season debut on 4/6 vs. Milwaukee, but then made seven straight scoreless outings (6.2ip)...Earned first victory on 4/15 vs. Chicago (NL) with a scoreless 8th inning...Was tagged for three runs, including a pair of home runs, while suffering first loss on 4/20 @Cincinnati...Earned second win with 2.0 scoreless frames in club's 6-4 come-from-behind victory @Houston on 5/4...Allowed five runs in four-game stretch from 5/20-25...Struck out just one batter in 16 appearances from 4/12 thru 5/27 (16.2ip)...Picked up first save (third career) with 3.0 scoreless frames in 9-1 win vs. Florida on 6/1...Suffered the loss after allowing an unearned run in 4-3 setback vs. Baltimore on 6/6...Went nine straight games (9.2ip) without allowing an earned run from 5/27 thru 6/19...Allowed a home run for first time in 22 outings on 6/30 @Washington...Served up homer for second time in two outings and dropped third straight decision on 7/2 @Milwaukee...Was scored upon in five straight outings from 6/20 thru 7/2 (8.1ip/8er), raising ERA from 2.51 to 3.89...Was charged with a season-high five runs in 1.0ip on 8/4 vs. San Diego and ERA stood at 4.34 following the game...Surrendered just two runs in final 31 appearances from that point on (38.2ip - 0.47 ERA)...Retired the three batters he faced in Houston on 8/13 and recorded third victory...Tossed season-high 3.2 innings (0r) in relief of injured Zach Duke on 8/23 vs. St. Louis and recorded fourth win...Earned second save on 9/27 @Chicago (NL) and third save in final game on 10/2 vs. Milwaukee...Held opposing hitters to a .222 average, which included a .189 (39-for-206) mark to righthanders...Surrendered just two hits in his last nine outings (9.2ip - 29 AB)...Went 2-for-4 at the plate. 2004 Established career high in appearances and tied career high in victories...His 84 appearances were the most by a Pittsburgh pitcher since Kent Tekulve made 85 in 1982...Tied for third among National League relievers in games and ranked fourth in innings pitched...Was scored upon in four of his first five appearances while posting a 7.50 ERA (6.0ip/5er)...Surrendered a home run in two of first 18 appearances, but none over his next 27 outings from 5/16 thru 6/21...Tossed 1.0 scoreless frame and picked up first win on 4/28 vs. Houston...Suffered first loss on 5/8 vs. Los Angeles...Pitched season-high 3.0 innings during Pirates 14-inning loss to the Dodgers @PNC Park on 5/9...Tossed 2.0 innings of scoreless relief and earned the win in Pittsburgh's 15-10, 12-inning win @Colorado on 5/11...Did not allow a run in nine of his 10 appearances from 5/9-28, lowering ERA from 5.02 to 3.00...Won three straight decisions from 5/11 thru 6/4...Was ejected from 6/12 contest @Oakland after throwing two straight pitches behind Damian Miller...Lost two straight decisions on 6/15 and 6/25...Did not allow a run in 13 of his 16 appearances during the month of June and posted a 2.40 ERA (15.0ip/4er) during the month...Picked up wins in back-to-back appearances on 7/17 and 7/18 despite suffering first of five "blown saves" on 7/18...Served three-game suspension from 7/19-21 for his actions on 6/12 @Oakland. ...Was scored upon just twice in a 16-game span from 8/8 thru 9/11 (19.0ip/2er - 0.95 ERA), dropping ERA to a season-low 2.54...Was scored upon in three of his next four outings (6.1ip/4er)...Lost his last three decisions...Surrendered six runs (one earned) and suffered loss @Philadelphia on 9/29 (game two)...Was scored upon just 13 times in his last 58 games, beginning on 6/1 (63.0ip/22r/16er - 2.29 ERA)...Posted a 1.87 ERA in final 17 appearances (24.0ip/5er)...Went 0-for-4 in save situations and allowed just nine of his 40 inherited runners to score...Went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout as a batter...Agreed to terms on a two-year contract on 11/11. 2003 Established career highs in every pitching category while spending entire season with Pittsburgh...Went 3-4 with a 5.51 ERA in 16 starts and 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA in 25 relief appearances...Began the season working out of the bullpen. ...Earned the win in his first appearance with 1.0 inning of scoreless relief on 4/2 @Cincinnati...Picked up his first professional save after tossing 3.0 innings of scoreless relief in Pittsburgh's 9-1 win @Philadelphia on 4/4...Twirled 5.0 innings of shutout relief and earned the win on 4/20 vs. Chicago (NL)...Moved into the starting rotation after Josh Fogg was placed on the disabled list and did not have a decision in start vs. Los Angeles on 4/26...Surrendered three home runs and took the loss on 5/12 vs. Houston...Earned the win on 5/17 @Arizona, his first victory as a starter since 9/27/02...Made five straight appearances out of the bullpen before starting again on 6/15 @Tampa Bay (3.1ip/8h/4r)...Returned to the bullpen for his next 12 appearances before moving into the starting rotation for the remainder of the year on 7/22...Won his second straight decision on 6/18 vs. Montreal...Allowed two runs in 0.1ip and took the loss on 6/19 vs. Montreal...Tossed 4.0 scoreless frames and was the winning pitcher in Pittsburgh's 5-4, 15-inning win vs. Cleveland on 6/20...Picked up second career save on 7/8 @Milwaukee...Collected first big-league RBI with an infield single off Lance Painter on 7/27 @St. Louis...Surrendered a season-high seven runs but did not factor in the decision in his start on 8/1 vs. Colorado...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/6-29 with a strained right hamstring (suffered injured while shagging fly balls in San Francisco on 8/6)...Made one rehab start with Triple-A Nashville on 8/24 and beat New Orleans...Lost third straight decision on 9/14 vs. Philadelphia after allowing seven runs in 1.2 innings of work...Closed out season by winning last two starts...Allowed seven of his 18 inherited runners to score while pitching in relief...Went 2-for-32 (.063) with an RBI and three runs scored at the plate...Struck out as a pinch hitter on 6/21 vs. Cleveland...The Pirates went 7-9 in his 16 starts. 2002 Signed a minor league contract with the Pirates on 1/8 and attended spring training camp as a non-roster player...Spent full season with Nashville...Led club in strikeouts and ranked second in the Pacific Coast League in that category...Also ranked 10th in ERA...Went 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA (24.0ip/10er) in four starts before making first of two relief appearances on 4/27 vs. Memphis (3.0ip/5r/3er)...Lost first two decisions before winning first game on 5/25 @Colorado Springs (game one); his first professional win since 9/25/96 while pitching with Seattle...Won three straight decisions from 5/25 thru 6/9...Struck out 11 batters in a 4-1 win vs. New Orleans on 6/9 (7.1ip)...Was charged with a season-high seven earned runs in just 2.2 innings of work, but received a no-decision in Nashville's 8-7 win vs. Tucson on 6/19...Made second relief appearance on 7/14 @Memphis (6.0ip/4r/3er)...Recorded victories in four straight starts from 7/30 thru 8/19, while posting a 2.40 ERA (30.0ip/8er)...Tossed complete game on 8/4; his first since the '96 campaign...Hurled one-hit shutout and struck out 14 batters in a 4-0 win vs. Omaha on 8/19 (retired the last 23 batters he faced)...Went 4-1 with a 3.16 ERA (37.0ip/13er) in his final five Triple-A starts...Had contract purchased by Pirates on 9/3. ...Tossed 8.1 innings and combined with Mike Williams on a 3-0 shutout over Tom Glavine @Atlanta on 9/3; his first appearance in a major league game since 7/20/97 and first major league win since 9/25/96 (a span of 2,169 days between victories)...Dropped his second start on 9/9 @Cincinnati (4.0ip/5h/5er)...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings in his start @Philadelphia on 9/15, but received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 1-0, 10-inning loss...Was also victorious in his final start on 9/27 @Chicago (NL)...The Pirates went 3-2 in his five starts...Went 2-for-13 (.154) at the plate...Collected his first hit on 9/3 (single off Atlanta's Tim Spooneybarger), his first major league hit since 6/25/94 @Colorado. 2001 Signed with Montreal, but was released on 1/29 ... Made two appearances with Samsung in the Korean League and played winter ball in his native Dominican Republic ... Posted a 2-2 record and a 4.64 ERA in 19 games with Licey. 2000 Did not play professional baseball in 1998, 1999 or 2000...Spent two years (1999 and 2000) as the pitching coach for Montreal's Dominican Summer League affiliate. 1999 Did not play professional baseball in 1998, 1999 or 2000...Spent two years (1999 and 2000) as the pitching coach for Montreal's Dominican Summer League affiliate. 1998 Did not play professional baseball. 1997 Began season with Seattle...Surrendered seven runs and three hits (0.1ip) in first appearance on 4/2 vs. New York (AL)...Allowed three runs in 3.0 innings in next appearance on 4/7 vs. Cleveland...Claimed off waivers by Montreal on 4/18...Made Expos debut on 4/28 and allowed two runs (one earned) in 4.0 innings of work...Did not allow a run in three games from 5/17-28 (7.0ip)...Was charged with five earned runs on 6/1 at Pittsburgh (3.2ip) and seven runs on 7/13 vs. Atlanta (0.2ip)...Tossed a scoreless frame in last appearance with Montreal on 7/20...Also pitched in two games (one start) with Ottawa (Expos' AAA). 1996 Split season between Tacoma (Mariners' AAA) and Seattle...Had two stints with Seattle (5/25 thru 6/14 and 9/2 thru end of season)...Tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless relief in first appearance on 5/25 vs. New York (AL)...Allowed eight runs in first start on 5/30 vs. Boston (5.1ip)...Moved back to bullpen for two more games before being sent to Tacoma...Went 3-1 with two complete games in five starts during the month of August...Returned to Seattle in September and won first game on 9/3 vs. Boston, his first win since 7/9/95 at Cleveland...Tossed first career shutout on 9/15 at Minnesota, his first of three consecutive wins. 1995 Began season with San Francisco...Was optioned to Phoenix (Giants' AAA) on 5/15...Made one appearance with Phoenix before being traded to Seattle on 5/21...Was assigned to Tacoma (AAA), but was recalled on 6/1...Made debut with Mariners on 6/2 and suffered loss at Boston...Won back-to-back starts on 6/22 and 6/26...Tossed complete game, but took the loss on 7/21 at Toronto...Was optioned back to Tacoma on 8/16 and made two starts before being recalled by Seattle on 9/1...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League and went 4-1 in 13 games. 1994 Began season with San Francisco...Tossed complete game in a 3-1 loss at Pittsburgh on 6/8 ... Took an unapproved leave of absence from team from 6/20-23, but did not miss a start...Lost career-high six straight decisions from 6/1 to 6/30...Was charged with six runs in 3.1 innings in last appearance with San Francisco on 6/30...Was optioend to Triple-A on 7/3 and finished season with Phoenix. 1993 Went 17-13 in 34 combined starts with Shreveport (Giants' AA), Phoenix and San Francisco...Was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher-of-the-Week for week of 8/1-7 after going 2-0 with a shutout and two complete games...Won six of his last seven decisions with Phoenix...Had contract purchased by San Francisco on 8/24 after Trevor Wilson was placed on the disabled list...Made major league debut and picked up win in start at Florida on 8/29...Tossed 8.0 innings of shutout ball in next start on 9/4 at St. Louis...Lost five of last six starts, including season finale on 10/3 at Los Angeles.

Spent entire season with Shreveport...Named to Texas League All-Star team...Named the Texas League's seventh-best prospect by Baseball America.

Spent entire season with Clinton (Giants' A)...Won Midwest League Pitcher-of-the-Year award...Was a Midwest League Baseball America All-Star selection...Led league in strikeouts, complete games, ERA and innings pitched...Ranked second in shutouts and starts ... Finished fourth among starters in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.16).

Began professional career with San Pedro (Giants' A) after signing with San Francisco as a non-drafted free agent on 9/15/89.
1992 Spent entire season with Shreveport...Named to Texas League All-Star team...Named the Texas League's seventh-best prospect by Baseball America. 1991 Spent entire season with Clinton (Giants' A)...Won Midwest League Pitcher-of-the-Year award...Was a Midwest League Baseball America All-Star selection...Led league in strikeouts, complete games, ERA and innings pitched...Ranked second in shutouts and starts ... Finished fourth among starters in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9.16). 1990 Began professional career with San Pedro (Giants' A) after signing with San Francisco as a non-drafted free agent on 9/15/89.