San Diego Padres left-hander Jose Torres accepted a 100-game suspension without pay for the remainder of the 2018 season for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday.
Torres was arrested after a Dec. 29 domestic-violence incident in Phoenix in which he allegedly pointed a gun at his wife following an argument, according to the Arizona Republic.
The Padres placed Torres on the restricted list in mid-February just as pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to spring training.
“My office has completed its investigation into the allegation that Jose Torres violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” Manfred said in a statement. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Torres violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover the balance of the season.”
Torres, 24, appeared in 62 games as a rookie for San Diego in 2017, posting a 4.21 ERA in 68 1/3 innings.
“We fully support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office to suspend Jose Torres for violating the joint MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy,” the Padres said in a statement. “We will continue to support the league’s efforts to educate players and prevent instances like this from occurring in the future.”
—Field Level Media