Sunday, April 5, 2015

MLB Assigns Call-Ups Blakney, Torres Sleeve Numbers

MLB added umpires Ryan Blakney and Carlos Torres to the 2015 Minor League Call-Up roster and assigned the pair uniform sleeve numbers to make it official. The numbers—36 and 37—were most recently used by veteran crew chiefs Tim McClelland and Gary Darling, respectively, who retired in 2014. Inclusion on the 19-umpire MiLB Call-Up roster allows Blakney and Torres to be used as fill-in umpires during the 2015 MLB regular season.

Ryan Blakney - No. 36: Born in May 1985, Blakney has been a Minor League umpire since 2006 and has officiated the Arizona, Northwest, Florida, Midwest, Carolina, Texas, Venezuela Summer, Arizona Fall, International and Pacific Coast Leagues. He resides in Arizona.

Carlos Torres - No. 37: Born in September 1978, Torres has been a Minor League umpire since 2009 and has officiated the Gulf Coast, New-York Penn, South Atlantic, Carolina, Southern, Arizona Fall and International Leagues. He resides in Venezuela.


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