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Steve Torrealba
Baltimore Orioles — No. --
Born: April 24, 1978 (1978-04-24) (age 31)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
October 6, 2001 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Batting average     .105
Home runs     0
Runs batted in     1

Steven Alexander Torrealba [tor-ray-AHL-bah] (born April 24, 1978 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He is a right-handed batter who played in the majors for the Atlanta Braves (2001-2002). Torrealba's father, Pablo Torrealba, pitched for the Braves, Athletics and White Sox from 1975-1979.

Torrealba was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1995, working his way up the system until he made his major league debut on October 6, 2001. In his only at-bat of the postseason in 2001, Torrealba hit a double in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Houston Astros. He appeared in only 2 games for the Braves in 2001 and 13 in 2002 and became a free agent after the 2002 season. On February 13, 2003, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals and played 46 games for Triple-A Memphis, becoming a free agent after the season. On February 4, 2004, he signed with the New York Yankees. Torrealba played only 4 games for Triple-A Columbus before being released on April 28.

In 2005, he signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. He played 98 games, batting .263 with 8 home runs. In 2006, he played with the Atlantic City Surf, after being signed by the Cincinnati Reds in January, but not playing any games for them. On January 10, 2007, Torrealba signed with the Detroit Tigers and played for their Double-A affiliate in Erie. In 2008, he is playing for the Double-A Bowie Baysox in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

In a two-season career, Torrealba has hit .105 with one RBI in 17 games played.

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