Born in Caracas, Venezuela on December 12, 1996, Gleyber Torres has risen from top international player rankings to taking the field with the most storied franchise in baseball as a two-time AL All-Star.
Originally signed as an international free agent at the age of 16 by the Chicago Cubs in 2013, Torres was traded to the New York Yankees in 2016, named the #1 MLB prospect in 2017 and made his Major League debut in 2018. Torres was name an AL All-Star in his first two full MLB seasons (2018, 2019).
Off the field, Torres' passions include fashion, music, watching NBA basketball and traveling with his wife, Elizabeth.
He is active in the community and is the first MLB player to become a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. Torres received the prestigious Thurman Munson Award in 2019, which honors professional and Olympic athletes in recognition of their athletic achievements and contributions to the community. The annual event raises money to benefit the AHRC New York City Foundation and to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.