The Milwaukee Brewers have released Carlos Torres. The 35-year-old reliever would have been eligible for salary arbitration and a raise on his two-point-two million dollar salary. But he struggled late in the season and made just 18 appearances in the final two months when Milwaukee was in the playoff race. The Brewers could have waited until December second to let him go, but general manager David Stearns says the decision’s been made so they dropped him from the 40 man roster now — thus making it easier for him to find a new team after he had a four-point-two-one E-R-A this year. Officially, Torres was sent outright to Triple “A” Colorado Springs where he’s expected to reject the assignment and become a free agent.