The headgear has been the subject of snarky comments -- Torres' own teammates commented in the clubhouse before Saturday's game that he resembled a third member of the video game characters, the Mario Bros.
"It doesn't feel as bad as it looks, but it does look as bad as it looks," joked Black, who thinks the cap is too bulky but that the intent behind it is good. "There will be continued progress in the adjustments of the headwear, but it's up to each individual player [to wear it]."
Count Torres among those who would rather be the subject of some lighthearted teasing than take the risk of brain damage.
"It could save our lives, if someone hits a ball to your head," Torres said. "It doesn't feel really bad. It doesn't feel like how it looks on my head."
Will Laws is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.