Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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.'' Also on Thursday, the Giants reached a minor league deal with right-hander Chad Gaudin, familiar with the Bay Area after pitching for Oakland from 2006 through part of the 2008 season and again for a short stint in 2010. If Gaudin is placed on the 40-man roster, he would earn $750,000 while in the majors and $150,000 while in the minors. He also could make an additional $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 games pitched in the big leagues. The 34-year-old Torres spent last season with the New York Mets following three...
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