Andres Torres burst onto the scene for the Giants in 2010, and was a big part of the team’s first World Series title since moving to San Francisco. He hit .268 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs atop the lineup to set the table for the heart of the order.
Already 32 years old at the time, Torres was somewhat of a phenomenon — a journeyman minor-leaguer finally getting an extended opportunity with a competing club and thriving. Read More
Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, who gave the outfielder his first chance as a regular two years ago.
Torres signed a $2 million, one-year contract Thursday with the reigning World Series champions. He passed a physical to finalize the deal, the Giants said.
"Great to have him back!" manager Bruce Bochy wrote in a text message. "He gives us that much more versatility and character in the clubhouse. Everybody loves Andres as a teammate." Read More
The Giants finished a dismal homestand with a 9-1 loss to the New York Mets on Thursday, and, strange as it may sound, will look to getting away from AT&T Park to spark a team that has lost seven of its past eight games.
Despite the recent slide, the Giants remain a half-game ahead of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, who were idle Thursday. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said it’s time the team started acting like it. Read More
Jon Niese scattered three hits over seven solid innings and Ruben Tejada collected three hits — including a homer to lead off the game — as the New York Mets benefited from nine walks to top the Giants 2-1 Wednesday at AT&T Park.
David Wright also had three hits and Josh Thole scored on Jordany Valdespin’s fielder’s choice in the second inning for the Mets, who posted only their fifth win in 20 games. Read More
On a day the Giants acquired Hunter Pence to bolster the middle of their lineup, they got a look at what a familiar face could do for their rotation.
Tim Lincecum. Remember him?
Lincecum gave up one run in seven innings as the Giants snapped their season-worst five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night at AT&T Park. Read More
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan may have spent the past four seasons as a New York Met, but when his new team travels to face his old team this weekend, none of that history will matter.“It’s just another city,” Pagan said. “Now I’m just wearing a different uniform. I’m going to play the game just like another game and see what happens.” Read More
The Giants’ trade for Carlos Beltran, which is apparently done but can’t be announced until Beltran agrees to waive his no-trade clause, is a bold move that gives the team a chance to repeat as World Series champions.Beltran is exactly the kind of middle-of-the-lineup hitter the Giants sorely need, with 15 homers, 30 doubles and 66 RBIs in 98 games. The Giants don’t have anybody close to those numbers. Read More
Although the Giants are sitting comfortably in first place in their division, the defending World Series champs have still managed to give fans fits this season with their anemic, light-hitting lineup that is absent of a truly feared hitter.
That changed Wednesday.
The Giants agreed to a trade to acquire New York Mets slugger Carlos Beltran, a six-time All-Star enjoying a resurgent 2011 season.
Beltran is expected to join the team today in Philadelphia. Read More
Numerous sources are reporting that the Giants are on the verge of acquiring New York Mets slugger Carlos Beltran, giving the team some much needed offensive pop as its preps for another postseason run.Both ESPN.com and MLB.com say that the Giants will part ways with a package that includes pitching prospect Zach Wheeler in exchange for Beltran, a six-time all star. A source in the ESPN article said that the deal is “95 percent” done. Read More