Torres' arrival in camp comes two days before the the Padres face the Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex in their Cactus League opener. The delay in his arrival stemmed from Torres needing a new visa because his employer changed last month when he was traded from the Rays to the Padres as part of a seven-player deal.
San Diego manager Bud Black had said previously that the delay in Torres' arrival shouldn't affect how soon he could be ready to pitch in games, mostly because he's a relief pitcher and has pitched this winter in Venezuela.
The Padres envision Torres as someone who can pitch in high-leverage situations late in games and not just against left-handed batters.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.