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San Francisco Giants Sign Andres Torres

December 13th, 2012 at 10:28 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants announced Thursday they have signed Andres Torres to a one-year deal worth $2 million. 

'2010-07-28 at 15-58-54' photo (c) 2010, Jonathan Korn - license:

Torres was one of the most beloved and popular Giants during his tenure from 2009-2011 making a name for himself during the 2010 season. He was an integral part of the Giants championship run that year batting .268 providing speed and power smacking 136 hits during the year.

The Giants traded Torres to the New York Mets a year ago where he batted .230 in 2012 connecting with 86 hits, 17 doubles, seven triples, three homers, 35 RBI's, 32 walks, 47 runs scored and produced a .327 on-base percentage in 132 games. The switch-hitter batted .286 off left-handed pitchers drilling 42 hits, 10 doubles, two triples and nine RBI's. The soon to be 35-year-old showcased a .267 batting average with runners in scoring position producing 23 hits and 30 RBI's in 86 at-bats.

'Andres Torres' photo (c) 2012, slgckgc - license:

Torres received the ultimate sign of respect from Giants fans back on July 30 receiving a standing ovation from the AT&T Park crowd during his first at-bat with the Mets facing his old team. Giants fans always appreciated his contributions during his first stint with the team and now welcome him back with open arms in 2013. 

Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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