Quakes’ all-star Torres is promoted

Quakes’ left-hander Alexander Torres, 10-3 with the second-best ERA in the league at 2.74, was promoted to Double-A Arkansas after Thursday’s extra-inning victory over Modesto. He was promoted after ex-Quake Michael Anton was injured with Arkansas.

Joining Torres at Arkansas will be catcher Brian Walker, who had three hits and two RBIs in Thursday’s win.

Taking Torres’ spot in the rotation and expected to make his Quakes debut on Sunday at San Jose, is 6-foot-2 left-hander Manuel Flores who was 7-4 with 3.59 ERA at low Single-A Cedar Rapids, including an eight-inning, one-run performance against South Bend on Sunday. He’s won three straight starts.

The moves leave the Quakes at 23 players, two short of the roster limit.