The Ronald Torreyes era in New York has officially come to an end.
The Yankees have traded INF Ronald Torreyes to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) November 28, 2018
Torreyes became an instant fan favorite, and even though he packed a light punch with the bat, he was a versatile player who added sneaky value to the ball-club. In 221 career games with the Yankees, Torreyes slashed .281/.308/.374 with four home runs and 55 RBI.
Cubs acquire IF Ronald Torreyes -- a one-time Cub prospect acquired from Reds in 2011 Sean Marshall trade -- from Yankees for PTBNL or cash. Is .281 hitter (.310 OBP) in 615 PAs last 4 yrs with NYY, LAD.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) November 28, 2018
This is actually a return to the Cubs organization for Torreyes. The 26-year-old was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cincinnati Reds, and then traded to Chicago in 2011 in the Sean Marshall trade.
He ended up being claimed off waivers by the Yankees in 2016 after several stops with the Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers and Angels. 'Big Toe' will always hold a special place in the hearts of Yankees supporters. Now, he can become a fan favorite in Chicago.