Sport Padres LHP Jose Torres placed on MLB restricted list after domestic violence arrest

19:15  13 february  2018
19:15  13 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Padres reliever Jose Torres was placed on MLB's restricted list Monday and is due to appear in court next week because of a domestic violence incident in December, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Torres, 24, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage and intimidation stemming from the incident at a Phoenix-area home he shares with a woman and is being handled as a domestic violence case, according to court documents cited in the report.

The Padres declined to comment on the situation, but, according to the Union-Tribune, "felt it was best for Torres not to be in camp."

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The Padres have placed lefty Jose Torres on the restricted list , the team announced (h/t MLB .com’s AJ Cassavell, on Twitter). That gives the organization an open 40-man roster spot. It is not known at present just why Torres has gone on the restricted list .

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According to the probable cause statement contained in the court report the Union-Tribune cited, Torres is accused of knocking a door off its hinges, punching a hole in another door and pointing a semiautomatic handgun at the alleged victim.

He is scheduled to appear Feb. 20 in Maricopa County Superior Court for a pretrial conference. Torres also has a case pending in Mayer, Ariz., on a marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession/use citation from December.

The left-hander appeared in 62 games in 2017, second among Padres pitchers.

No matter how the case turns out, he is subject to punishment under MLB's domestic violence policy.

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