Giants Sign Andres Torres

The Giants have officially signed Andres Torres to a one-year deal "in the $2.1MM range." This is the first time Torres has been eligible for arbitration.

Torres submitted a $2.6MM figure to the club last Tuesday, and the Giants countered with a $1.8MM offer.  A $2.1MM settlement would represent a minor win for the Giants in what's been a successful arbitration season for the World Series champs.  San Francisco has avoided arbitration with their other six arb-eligible players, as you can follow on the MLBTR ArbTracker.

Torres, who turns 33 on Wednesday, was one of the several unsung players who contributed to San Francisco's World Series title last year.  He hit .268/.343/.479 and started 73 games in center field for the Giants, and also contributed a .984 OPS in the Series.  Torres earned $426K in 2010.

Mychael Urban of first reported the agreement while Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News tweeted that it had become official.

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