Abraham Toro learned that he had been traded to the Quebecer Milwaukee Brewers while surfing the web Friday night.
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“I knew that at the same time as everyone else,” he admitted during a chance meeting at the training ground in Montreal on Saturday.
His representative, Matt Colleran, informed that the news is not official yet, but a few minutes later the transaction was completed.
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Quebecer commented on the transaction that brought him to Milwaukee Brewers when he met Saturday at the Grand Chelem Ball Center in Montreal.
“I’m happy,” Toro reacted, moving from Seattle Mariners to Brewers. To be honest it wasn’t too surprising. I more or less knew what the possibilities were for me. »
Indeed, the Greenfield Park athlete predicted a trade-off in the air after being limited to 109 games with the Mariners last season. Toro, who was taken to the bench in his team’s five playoff games, was previously relegated to the minor leagues in August and played 16 games at AAA level with the Tacoma Rainiers.
The 25-year-old Toro is already in the third major league organization. After making his debut with the Houston Astros, he moved to the Mariners in July 2021.
“This is a new beginning and a new league. It will be up to me to get used to and get to know the shooters because I have always been in America,” Toro said.
Toro found himself in the American West in Seattle as well as in Houston. He won’t miss Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, but the Quebec’s has already managed to take a hit against him in seven games.
In Milwaukee, Toro’s St. He is expected to face more pitchers than any other NL Central team, including the Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
an average to improve
While he hopes to have better days with the Brewers, Toro knows very well that he needs to improve his consistency on the plate. Despite 13 doubles and 10 homers in the last season with the Mariners, Quebecer hasn’t been able to do better than a batting average of 0.185.
Although he had a few timely hits, he still had 35 RBIs.
“Sometimes just a change of weather can help,” Toro said. I haven’t been told my role at Brewers yet, but I know what to do. »
Quebecer sails to Milwaukee at the same time as Jesse Winker, who was traded by the Marines for Kolten Wong.
“I already get on well with Winker,” Toro said. Last year was a bit more difficult for him, as was me, but I think we can both bounce back. »
- After spending a few weeks in Quebec, Toro will continue his training under the hot Florida sun from mid-December. The Brewers camp will then kick off in February with the Cactus League in Arizona.