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Mets releiver Alex Torres wears a new protective cap - different than the one he wore while pitching for the San Diego Padres last season.Howard Simmons/New York Daily News

Mets releiver Alex Torres wears a new protective cap – different than the one he wore while pitching for the San Diego Padres last season.

Reliever Alex Torres was outfitted with a new piece of equipment on Saturday that he debuted while earning the save in the Mets’ 5-4 win.

Torres wore a new padded halo – slightly different than the padded cap he donned for the Padres last season – that protects against head injuries caused by batted line drives back to the mound.

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The halo is thick and rests on the brim of the cap and locks behind the head with Velcro. With the Padres he wore a hat that had the protective padding inside, which made him look a little like Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip.

Asked whether wearing the Halo was distracting, Torres replied: “No – maybe for the hitters.”

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