Blue Jays acquire shortstop Torreyes from Astros

Ronald Torreyes (86). (Bob Levey/AP)

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired shortstop Ronald Torreyes from the Houston Astros on Friday for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

In 521 games over six minor-league seasons, the 22-year-old native of Barinas, Venezuela, has a .303 career batting average and .773 on-base plus slugging percentage.

Torreyes has a .200 average this season with triple-A Fresno in the Pacific Coast League.

The Blue Jays also announced Friday that shortstop Jonathan Diaz cleared outright waivers.

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