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Red Sox sign outfielder Andres Torres

Jun 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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Boston has signed veteran outfielder Andres Torres to a minor-league contract, the team announced.

Torres played for the Giants last year, hitting .250 with two homers and a .644 OPS in 103 games. He was once a solid defensive center fielder with a decent bat–including an excellent all-around season for San Francisco in 2010–but now at age 36 he’s likely little more than organizational depth to stash at Triple-A.

Shane Victorino is injured and the Red Sox’s outfield is sort of in flux generally, so the move makes some sense.

  1. historiophiliac - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    This is not a panic move.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Sure it is.

    • yahmule - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      It’s barely a move at all.

  2. hojo20 - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Should put them over the top.

    • nbjays - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      Well, it may keep them over the Rays.

  3. jerze2387 - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Vernon Wells didnt pick up the phone?

  4. ajsjr40 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Seriously? If you are going to consider a guy like this just play the kids.

    • nbjays - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      But they had to scoop him up before Brian Cashman got to him.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:56 PM

        nice

    • 18thstreet - Jun 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      I think it’s so that they don’t have to rush the kids.

      More time in AAA would be good for Jackie Bradley, Jr.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        I thought he did just fine in that series against us.

      • 18thstreet - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:11 PM

        Not sure if you’re being sarcastic, because I really haven’t been following every game. But he can’t hit fastballs, which is a real concern. I’m pleased with the defense (obviously!) and he’s pretty good at knowing where the strikes are. But the overall picture is not good.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:17 PM

        That was sarcasm. He struck out a few times against the Tigers, and that worked for us. :D

      • 18thstreet - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:36 PM

        He does that even when he’s not playing the Tigers.

      • 18thstreet - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:37 PM

        It’s always disappointing when a player with a lyrical name doesn’t succeed.

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