Red Sox sign outfielder Andres Torres to minor league deal

June 11, 2014 - 6:32 am

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox announced that they've signed 36-year-old outfielder Andres Torres to a minor league contract. Torres has spent parts of nine years in the big leagues, with 650 games on his resume with the Giants, Tigers, Rangers and Mets. He last played in the big leagues in 2013, hitting .250 with a .302 OBP and .342 slugging mark in 103 games for the Giants in which he played all three outfield positions. In his career, the switch-hitter is a .242/.317/.382 hitter who has enjoyed greater success against lefties (.265/.340/.397) than righties (.230/.306/.374) -- a trait that suggests he could represent a complement to the left-handed-hitting Jackie Bradley Jr.