Torres feeling better after surgery

Torres feeling better after surgery

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Andres Torres was at AT&T Park, shaking hands with teammates and showing off his scar prior to Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

"I feel better," Torres said. "Those things happen, you know?"

After experiencing soreness in his side for a couple of weeks, Torres finally went to the hospital early Sunday morning, where they took a CT scan and decided his appendix needed to be removed. Torres, who batted only 5-for-47 in his past 12 games, said, "I don't believe in excuses," but added he hadn't been feeling great during the slump.

As for his return, Torres said doctors told him it would take a few weeks, but the 32-year-old center fielder said he hoped to return sooner. As for a potential role in the playoffs, Torres said, "We just have to wait and see how I feel."

Until then, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said San Francisco has to go ahead with the assumption Torres will not be back.

"I don't think it's going to do us any good to think about when he's going to come back, so we've got to move on," Bochy said. "We've got some players, we've got some depth and we'll see now how they'll respond to playing time."