Dodgers acquire minor-league infielder Ronald Torreyes, designate Darwin Barney.

Ronald Torreyes

The Houston Astros traded infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Blue Jays on May 15. The Dodgers acquired Torreyes on Friday. (Getty Images)


The Dodgers acquired 22-year-old infielder Ronald Torreyes from the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and assigned him to Double-A Tulsa. Darwin Barney was designated for assignment to make room for Torreyes on the 40-man roster.

Barney had been slashing .214/.273/.259 at Triple-A Oklahoma City and only appeared in two games with the Dodgers this season.

Torreyes was playing for the New Hampshire FisherCats, the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League, where he had just seven hits and four walks in 54 plate appearances. He began the season in the Houston Astros organization and batted .200 in 19 Triple-A games.

The Astros sent Torreyes to the Blue Jays for cash considerations on May 15.

Last season, Torreyes slashed .298/.345/.376 at Triple-A Oklahoma City — then a Houston Astros affiliate — and was added to the Astros’ 40-man roster after the season.

Torreyes signed with the Astros as a teenager out of Venezuela.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.