San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres to play for Puerto Rico in WBC

Andres Torres

Andres Torres

It looks like this spring will be a great time to get a good look at prospects in the San Francisco Giants farm system.

The Giants lost yet another player to the World Baseball Classic.

The Giants were already losing nine players off their projected 25-man opening day roster to the WBC, plus two more in their farm system, making 11 total participants.

Well, make that 12 total participants.

Outfielder Andres Torres will play for Puerto Rico in next month’s WBC. He’ll join other Giants …

  • 2B Marco Scutaro (Venezuela)
  • 3B Pablo Sandoval (Venezuela)
  • OF Angel Pagan (Puerto Rico)
  • SP Ryan Vogelsong (USA)
  • RP Jeremy Affeldt (USA)
  • RP Javier Lopez (Puerto Rico)
  • RP Jose Mijares (Venezuela)
  • RP Santiago Casilla (Dominican Republic)
  • RP Sergio Romo (Mexico)

And two prospects …

  • RP ClaytonTanner (Australia)
  • C Tyler LaTorre (Italy)

It will leave the Giants a bit thin in the outfield. When players depart for the WBC, the Giants will have just seven pure outfielders in camp — Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco, Francisco Peguero, Juan Perez, Roger Kieschnick, Gary Brown and Cole Gillespie. We can also expect to see Brett Pill play some innings in left field, as he tries to improve his chances of making the club with some versatility.

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