Carlos Torres opted out of his Braves minor-league contract and became a free agent Thursday, the latest of the assorted relief-pitching castoffs, non-roster invitees and prospects to exit as spring training grinds toward a conclusion.

Torres, 33, had a 4.00 ERA in eight spring appearances, allowing seven hits, five runs (four earned) and two homers in nine innings, with almost as many walks (five) as strikeouts (six). The right-hander allowed two hits, two runs and three walks in two innings over his past two outings.

A non-roster invitee to spring training, Torres had a clause in his contract that allowed him to opt out if he wasn’t going to be on the Braves’ opening-day roster. Since he wasn’t going to make the Braves’ roster he opted out to pursue a possible major league opportunity with another team.