Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/7/11
I decided to do some research on Andres Torres last night so I could get a better feel of what kind of player he was and I quickly learned that the Giants were very anxious to move him. Lets see why… Torres was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1997 but chose to play at Miami Dade College instead. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers a year later and ended up playing in the minors for six years until 2004 when he was signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox. Seven months later, he was with the Texas Rangers’ farm club. Then, the Minnesota Twins 13 months after that. He was back in the Detroit farm system in 2007 then released again seven months later. The Chicago Cubs took a chance on him in 2008, but that lasted just a season, too. Five different teams in 10 years, where he averaged about nine big league games per season. Torres signed with San Francisco as a free agent on January 9, 2009 . One season later, he was pressed into a starting role due to injuries and ...
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