Padres reliever Jose Torres was arrested in December after a dispute in which he allegedly brandished a semiautomatic handgun. The incident occurred in the home Torres shares with a woman in Phoenix and is being handled as a domestic violence case, according to court documents. It is not clear whether the woman is Torres’ wife. According to the probable cause statement contained in the court report, Torres knocked a door off its hinges and punched a hole in another door. He also pointed the gun at the victim, according to the report. Torres was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage and making threats or intimidation. His next appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court is a pretrial conference scheduled for Feb. 20. On Monday, Torres was placed on Major League Baseball's restricted list. While letting the case play out in the legal system, the Padres felt it was best for Torres not to be in camp.
Padres pitcher Jose Torres facing domestic violence charges
San Diego Union-Tribune | Feb 13