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Andres Torres needs Achilles tendon surgery

Aug 27, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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This disappointing 2013 season for Giants outfielder Andres Torres just got even more disappointing.

Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Torres will undergo surgery this week to remove bone spurs from the area around his Achilles tendon and will require at least a six-month rehab. That is crushing news for the 35-year-old impending free agent, who batted just .250/.302/.342 in 300 plate appearances this summer for San Francisco.

Torres, a career .242/.317/.382 hitter in the major leagues, could have to settle for a minor league contract this winter because he won’t be available on Opening Day for the team that signs him.

  1. vader3234 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Great year for him in 2010 but I think it’s curtain call time.

    • chill1184 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      Very possible, you cant blame the dude’s work ethic though. Just was never able to put it together expect in 2010 when it matter.

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  3. sisqsage - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    Another Sabean signing that made no sense for 2013. Left field has been a black hole of non production all year. Torres came cheaply enough, but it only works if he comes through. His defensive lapses have been killers, and as usual Bochy just made excuses for an aging veteran over a good young prospect who could be helping us out right now, and who actually has a future.

    Peguero lit it up in spring training and deserved more of a shot than Torres, but started the year in AAA and got just a few ABs before he got sent down again. His development has been hurt by having two veterans (Torres/Blanco) platooning out there who should be nothing more than late inning subs for defense, which Torres couldn’t even do at an acceptable level. Save for a lightning in a bottle signing called Pat Burrell, Sabean has been unable to find an answer in LF since Bonds limped out of town on his PED-ravaged knees. Torres has great team spirit and is good in the clubhouse, but we should have turned the page on this guy when we were lucky enough to get Pagan for him in trade. Hopefully Peguero is given every chance to win the job in 2014.

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