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Torres has appendectomy, done for regular season?

Sep 12, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT

Brutal news here for the Giants.According to Chris Haft of MLB.com, outfielder Andres Torres underwent an laproscopic appendectomy on Sunday that will sideline him for the next week to 10 days. Torres, 32, has sprung up out of nowhere this season...

Brutal news here for the Giants.

According to Chris Haft of MLB.com, outfielder Andres Torres underwent an laproscopic appendectomy on Sunday that will sideline him for the next 10 days to two weeks.

Torres, 32, has sprung up out of nowhere this season to provide a major spark atop the Giants’ lineup.  Through 479 at-bats, he owns a respectable .269/.346/.476 batting line, 14 home runs and 60 RBI.  He’s also swiped 23 bases, scored 81 runs, and he ranks second in the majors with 43 doubles.

Cody Ross could begin seeing regular playing time in Torres’ absence.  The 29-year-old Ross was claimed off waivers from the Marlins in late August but has made only 27 at-bats so far this season for San Francisco.

UPDATE:  Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle suspects that Torres is “likely done” for the rest of the regular season.

  1. walk - Sep 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    I had my doubts on the ross move. Seems like an amazing piece to have in place now though. I was worried that by signing ross they were saying to torres that he was having a fluke season and wasnt in plans after the near future. Kudos to the giants and shows why i am not a gm.

  2. Bender12 - Sep 13, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    This hurts. Besides the bat, the range and speed will be missed badly.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 13, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    Only insofar as the Giants go, Walk. However, were you inclined to buy yourself a condo in Long Island City with convenient transit connections to Manhattan (why, after all, fork over the big bucks to live in Wampum World when you got the train downstairs), there should be an opening for a GM with no experience or baseball instincts in Flushing this Fall. Why not submit a resume? If they gave the job to Omar Minaya, hell, they might give it to you too.

  4. Old Gator - Sep 13, 2010 at 7:32 AM

    It didn’t hurt much yesterday. With that Netsuke you got from the Feesh for bupkis ready to jump in and take up his slack, and with the Padres showing all the fight and spirit of a beached starfish, I’d say the Jints were sitting pretty in the NL West at the moment.

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