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Durham's Alex Torres Still a Work in Progress

Torres pitched for Rays last September.

Coming into 2012, Durham left-hander Alex Torres was considered to be one of the Rays top pitching prospects, but after a poor showing in April, his star began to quickly fade. Now working out of the Bulls' pen, the Venezuelan native has begun to show signs of harnessing command of his incredible stuff. But pitching coach Neil Allen, and Torres himself, admit that he is still a work in progress.

If it's true that anything worth having is worth working for, then it's a safe bet that Bulls southpaw Alex Torres will be a pitching treasure eventually. Since being signed in January 2005 by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, he has worked his way through the ups and downs of the minors and ended up in Tampa Bay after being dealt as part of a deal for Scott Kazmir. Torres has proven to be a...

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