After designating him for assignment last week in the wake of the Geovany Soto trade, the Texas Rangers have been looking to trade catcher Yorvit Torrealba--but thus far, they’ve found no takers, meaning it’s likely that he’ll be released outright in the coming days.
Assistant general manager Thad Levine told the team’s official website this week that Texas isn’t really any closer to shipping Torrealba off than they were last week, when the search for a new destination for the veteran began.
"Not at this stage," Levine said. "Our goal is to find him a big league job."
For a short time, Washington seemed a likely destination for Torrealba, as they’ve struggled at the catcher position for much of the year, but last Friday the team went out and got Kurt Suzuki in a deal with the A’s and any thought of a swap with the Nats went out the window.
A former member of the Giants, Rockies, Padres and Rangers, Torrealba is a career .258 hitter. He has appeared in two World Series, one with Colorado in 2007 and again with Texas last season.