Another day brings us another day closer to Opening Day. In today’s installment of the countdown of the 25 man roster of the Texas Rangers based on uniform number we will be examining catcher Yorvit Torrealba. Torrealba is number 8 for your Texas Rangers.
Following the incident between Torrealba and home plate umpire Dario Rivero Jr. during a winter league game in Venezuela I am no longer feeling that he is in any way a good fit for Texas. This is the incident in which Torrealba pushed Rivero following a bad swing by Torrealba. For his action Torrealba received a 66 game suspension. It is apparent that Jon Daniels and the Texas Rangers as well as Major League Baseball will not be further punishing Torrealba even though his actions are eerily reminiscent of an August 2009 dispute Torrealba and MLB umpire Bill Miller.