Andres Torres will be having surgery performed tomorrow to remove bone spurs in his achilles. As reported by multiple Giants beat writers via Twitter, first of which I saw by John Shea, he will have to rehab for six months.
Torres having surgery to remove bone spurs in Achilles. Out for six months. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) August 27, 2013
Surgery tomorrow for Andres Torres to remove bone spurs in heel. He’s out six months. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 27, 2013
Bruce Bochy had this statement regarding the news:
It was an up and down year (for Torres). It’s fair to say it wasn’t the type of year he was hoping for or we were hoping for.
Per Andrew Baggarly regarding 40-man roster moves as a result of Torres injury:
The club is expected to add right-hander Heath Hembree, who isn’t on the 40-man roster. They’ll also need a 40-man spot to add a third catcher, with Johnny Monell and Guillermo Quiroz the top candidates. And they’ll have to clear a 40-man spot when they activate Angel Pagan from the 60-day disabled list.
Torres finishes the year with a .250 batting average and a .302 on base percentage over 103 games played.
In all likelihood, Torres is done as a Giant. If he’s not re-signed, Happy Trails Andres The Giant. We will never forget you for that magical World Series year of 2010. Thank you.