New York Mets
MIAMI -- Terry Collins said he will not regularly use starting pitchers in relief for an inning between starts now that the Mets are employing a six-man rotation.
Jeremy Hefner might get used that way if the circumstance makes sense, although Collins believes Torres is the most logical person to use that way because of his past bullpen success.
Collins chose to use Torres in relief for an inning on Wednesday because Bobby Parnell and LaTroy Hawkins were unavailable, and because the Mets and Marlins have been playing so many low-scoring, extra-inning games. Collins wanted to use Torres and hold back other relievers in case the game went long.