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MLB: Texas 8, Toronto 7 (13 innings)

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 26 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton pounded his 20th homer of the year in the 13th inning Saturday, rallying the Texas Rangers to an 8-7 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Texas 14, Toronto 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 25 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz brought Texas out of a collective batting slump by driving in eight runs Friday while sending the Rangers to a 14-3 bashing of Toronto.

MLB: Texas 6, Houston 1

HOUSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Colby Lewis tossed eight strong innings and capped a big first inning with a two-run single Sunday in the Texas Rangers' 6-1 interleague win over Houston.

MLB: Texas 10, Detroit 3

DETROIT, April 19 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli led a 19-hit attack with his fourth homer in three games Thursday and the Texas Rangers rolled over Detroit 10-3 to open a four-game series.
Catcher Torrealba suspended for 66 games

Catcher Torrealba suspended for 66 games

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League Monday suspended Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba for 66 games for hitting an umpire.
MLB: Detroit 5, Texas 2

MLB: Detroit 5, Texas 2

DETROIT, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Doug Fister pitched into the eighth Tuesday and was backed up with three home runs in Detroit's 5-2 win over Texas in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.

MLB: Texas 12, Seattle 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Yorvit Torrealba homered twice, including a grand slam, and the Texas Rangers overcame four Seattle homers for a 12-5 win Sunday.

MLB: Texas 9, Cleveland 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A grand slam by Josh Hamilton finished off an eight-run fourth inning Wednesday that vaulted the Texas Rangers to a 9-1 whipping of Cleveland.

MLB: Texas 7, Seattle 6

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton capped a Texas rally with a game-winning RBI single Tuesday, handing the Rangers a 7-6 come-from-behind win over Seattle.

MLB: Texas 9, Seattle 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Matt Harrison limited Seattle to two runs over seven innings Monday, propelling the Texas Rangers to a 9-2 victory over the Mariners.

MLB: Texas 4, Baltimore 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 5 (UPI) -- Elvis Andrus scored the go-ahead run on outfielder Nolan Reimold's throwing error Tuesday and the Texas Rangers went on to a 4-2 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Texas 7, Cleveland 4

CLEVELAND, June 2 (UPI) -- Yorvit Torrealba's sacrifice fly put Texas in front during its second straight three-run inning Thursday and the Rangers went on to down Cleveland 7-4.

MLB: Texas 7, Seattle 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 6 (UPI) -- C.J. Wilson yielded only two earned runs in seven innings Wednesday and the Texas Rangers remained undefeated with a 7-3 decision over Seattle.

MLB: Texas 12, Boston 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 2 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre keyed a 15-hit attack with a grand slam homer Saturday, powering the Texas Rangers' 12-5 shellacking of Boston.

Rangers sign Torrealba to 2-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers have signed veteran free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a 2-year deal, the team announced Monday.
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Yorvit Torrealba
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Oliver Perez (L) reacts after giving up grand slam homerun to Colorado Rockies Yorvit Torrealba (C) in the second inning at Coors Field in Denver June 7, 2006. Pirates third baseman Fredy Sanchez (R) stands as Torrealba runs past. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Yorvit Adolfo Torrealba (; born July 19, 1978, in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Texas Rangers. He previously played for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres. He bats and throws right-handed.

Torrealba signed with the San Francisco Giants as a minor league free agent on September 14, 1994. He made his major league debut with the Giants on September 5, 2001 as a September call up. Torrealba became the Giants back up catcher for the 2002 season after a strong spring training. During Torrealba's early career, his defensive abilities were his key strength, particularly his ability to throw out baserunners. He had 136 at-bats in 2001 and 200 in 2002.

Yorvit showed some potential, but when Benito Santiago left via free agency in 2003, the Giants opted to trade for A.J. Pierzynski rather than test Torrealba as a full-time player. He continued to serve as the backup catcher when the Giants signed Mike Matheny prior to the 2005 season; in fact, he played less than when Pierzynski was the starter. Torrealba expressed frustration over his lack of playing time to the media more than once, saying he believed he was capable of playing every day. Manager Felipe Alou publicly discussed the possibility of converting Torrealba into a utility player to get him more playing time, but that never came to pass.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yorvit Torrealba."
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