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Giants Center Fielder Andres Torres Put On Disabled List

The San Francisco Giants were holding out hope that center fielder Andres Torres would be able to come back sooner rather than later from an Achilles injury, but they've finally broken and placed him on the disabled list. Torres injured himself in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 10th, and hasn't played since then. It's a 15-day DL, which means he'll be eligible to play again on April 26th, when the Giants take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

San Francisco recalled Darren Ford up from triple-A Fresno to take Torres' spot on the roster, though he doesn't seem to factor into any actual fielding or batting situations. He did get some playing time last season, as a pinch runner, and scored a run in one situation, but has not yet had a major league at-bat. Ford is insurance at this point, as the Giants found themselves stretched thin when Freddy Sanchez missed the final game of the three-game set against the Dodgers.

They've been shuffling the lineup around, going with both Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand as the lead-off man, usually Torres' spot. Tonight in game one against the Diamondbacks, it's Rowand.