Walkoff Walk favorite Salomon Torres, who famously agreed to move to Milwaukee last year because his daughters loved the racing sausages, is retiring from baseball. Brewers G.M. Doug Melvin was probably going to exercise the team's $3.75 million option on Torres before the Saturday deadline.
"I wanted to make it easy for him," said Torres, 36, reached at home in Pittsburgh. "I already had made up my mind and wanted to tell him this was my last season."
"It's time for me to dedicate more time to my family and my religion," said Torres. "Doug was very understanding, which I appreciate. I had a wonderful experience in Milwaukee but he knows I am serious about it."
Torres, who won the Milwaukee closer role from an underperforming Eric Gagne in May, leaves the Brewers bullpen in tatters for new manager Ken Macha. No worries, Ken. I hear Trevor Hoffman is available.