Gleyber Torres - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 15, 2020

Gleyber Torres
Profession: Baseball player
Best Known For: New York Yankees
Salary: $605.2K
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : December 13, 1996 (age 24)
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

sister

Ethnicity: Venezuelan
Nationality: Venezuelan

Relationships

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

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 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. 

Education, Ethnicity

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. 

Gleyber Torres, Elizabeth Torres married in 2017 (Instagram)

As of 2020, the couple seems to be living happily without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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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 the 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, Houston Astros, among others.

Gleyber Torres (empire sports media)

Stats

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.

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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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Reference

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