Mets RH reliever Carlos Torres has cleared waivers and elected free agency, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN (Feb. 1), who notes Torres joining a team in Asia is a possibility.
Torres had recently been placed on waivers after being designated for assignment in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Antonio Bastardo.
The Mets had been in trade talks with multiple clubs about the 33-year-old Torres. However, after significant progress had not been made toward a deal, the Mets placed him on waivers.
In 241 innings for the Mets since 2013, Torres posted a 3.59 ERA while inducing a ground ball 46 percent of the time.