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Expos acquire Torres

April 19, 1997

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Right-hander Salomon Torres, placed on waivers by the Seattle Mariners, was claimed Friday by the Montreal Expos.

Torres, 25, was 3-3 with a 4.59 ERA in 10 games with the Mariners last season. He spent part of 1996 with their Triple-A team at Tacoma.

Manager Felipe Alou said he’s often seen Torres throw his sinking fastball.

``The most important thing about him is he’s got a healthy arm,″ Alou said. ``Everything will be put in place to allow him to succeed. If he can’t throw here, he should maybe look for another line of work.″

Torres, born in the Dominican Republic, began his pro career in the San Francisco organization. He is expected to report Tuesday.

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