Gleyber Torres - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Gleyber Torres
Profession: Baseball player
Best Known For: New York Yankees (baseball team)
Salary: $605.2K
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 13, 1996 (age 26)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Gleyber David Castro
Birth Place: Caracas, Venezuela
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Eusebio Torre
Mother's Name: Ibelise Castro
Siblings: 1


Ethnicity: Venezuelan
Nationality: Venezuelan


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: April 1, 2017
Wife's Name: Elizabeth Torres
Children: 1


Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 79 kg (174.16 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Gleyber Torres?

Gleyber Torres is a baseball player by profession and a Venezuelan by profession. He is a second baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, having played for Chicago Cubs in the minor leagues.

Gleyber Torres – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Gleyber Torres’ birth took place on December 13, 1996, in Caracas, Venezuela. He was born Gleyber David Castro Torres to his father Eusebio Torres and his mother Ibelise Castro.

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a sister. Growing up in a middle-class household and in a politically unstable country, the family faced food shortages, rampant crime, and widespread violence. 

He started playing baseball at the age of four as a center fielder, catcher, pitcher, and eventually shortstop. In high school, Gleyber Torres briefly played basketball but soon quit. Noticing his talents, academies wanted to help Torres become a professional baseball player. 

young Gleyber Torres (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

At the age of 14, he moved to Maracay and enrolled in an academy that had contacts with MLB scouts. 

His ethnicity is Venezuelan.

Gleyber Torres – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Gleyber Torres married his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth on April 1, 2017. They had met in his hometown of Caracas in 2014. He and his wife welcomed a baby boy on March 20, 2022. 

Currently, the couple seems to be living happily without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Gleyber Torres, Elizabeth Torres married in 2017 (Instagram)

Gleyber Torres – Career

Minor Leagues

Torres signed a contract with Chicago Cubs after they sought him out. The contract, which was signed in 2012, made him an international free agent for a $1.7 million signing bonus. His debut in minor leagues was in 2014 with Arizona Cubs of the Rookie-level Arizona League. 

In the minor leagues, Gleyber Torres played with Boise Hawks, South Bend Cubs, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, etc. On July 25, 2016, Gleyber Torres was traded to New York Yankees. With team, he played with Tampa Yankees, Scottsdale Scorpions, Trenton Thunder, etc.

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Major Leagues

Gleyber Torres’ MBL debut was on April 22, 2018, against Toronto Blue Jays. He became the youngest Yankee to homer, at the age of 21. With the team, he has played against Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Houston Astros, among others


His MLB career stats from 2018 to 2019 is 254 GP, 924 AB, .279 AVG, 59 HR, 160 RBI, 11 SB, and .859 OPS.

Gleyber Torres (empire sports media)

Gleyber Torres – Awards, Titles

Over the course of his career, he has been named AFL Most Valuable Player (2016), AL Player of the Week (May 27, 2018; September 29, 2018), American League Rookie of the Month (May 2018), etc.

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Gleyber Torres – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million while his current salary with the New York Yankees is $605,200. 

Gleyber Torres – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

On social media, Gleyber Torres is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with thousands of followers and counting. He is very much active on them and loves to share moments of his family and professional life.

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