Gleyber Torres - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 15, 2020
|Best Known For:||New York Yankees|
|Net Worth:||Under Review|
|Born on :||December 13, 1996 (age 24)|
|Birth Name /
|Gleyber David Castro|
|Birth Place:||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Father's Name:||Eusebio Torre|
|Mother's Name:||Ibelise Castro|
|Married Date:||April 1, 2017|
|Wife's Name:||Elizabeth Torres|
|Height:||1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)|
|Weight:||79 kg (174.16 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Gleyber Torres?
Gleyber Torres is a baseball player by profession and 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 as Gleyber David Castro Torres to father Eusebio Torres and 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.
young Gleyber Torres (Instagram)
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.
At the age of 14, he moved to Maracay and enrolled in an academy which 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 wife are yet to welcome children.
As of 2020, the couple seems to be living happily without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.
Gleyber Torres – Career
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 the team, he played with Tampa Yankees, Scottsdale Scorpions, Trenton Thunder, etc.
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, 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, .859 OPS.
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.
Gleyber Torres – Net Worth, Salary
His net worth is yet to be officially estimated and will soon be updated. 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, 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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