Yorvit Torrealba to be released

The Texas Rangers announced that catcher Yorvit Torrealba has been placed on waivers so that he can be given his unconditional release.

After the Rangers acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Chicago Cubs less than 24 hours before the July 31 trade deadline, they designated Torrealba for assignment. If he is not claimed by noon CT on Friday, he becomes a free agent.

Torrealba, who was in his second season with the Rangers, hit .236 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 45 games.