FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 2, 2001
Contact: Matt Harris
Torrealba Joins A-Braves
Former Pelicans Catcher Gets The Call
MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The Atlanta Braves today “purchased the contract” of former Myrtle Beach Pelicans catcher Steve Torrealba from the Greenville Braves and placed him on their 40-man roster as well as their expanded roster. He spent the entire 2001 season with the Greenville (SC) Braves, Atlanta’s Double-A affiliate in the Southern League, where he hit .271, had 80 singles, 8 home runs, and drove in 34 runs.
As a member of the Pelicans 1999 and 2000 Carolina League Mills Cup Champion teams, Torrealba had a combined .250 batting average, 127 hits, 13 home runs, and 58 RBI. During the 2000 campaign he was voted onto the Carolina League All-Star team and the Atlanta Braves named him the Pelicans Player-of-the-Month in May when he played in 23 games, had a .316 batting average (25-for-79), 10 runs, seven doubles, and eight RBI.
Torrealba joins 2000 Pelicans teammates pitcher Tim Spooneybarger and outfielder Cory Aldridge, who were called up from Triple-A Richmond and Double-A Greenville, respectively, prior to Atlanta’s game on September 4.
Torrealba will be wearing #50 and will be in uniform tonight when the Atlanta Braves face the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field in Atlanta.
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