Giants' Torres could make return next week

Giants' Torres could make return next week

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bruce Bochy cautioned more than once that he was thinking best-case scenario, but the Giants manager said Saturday that Andres Torres could return to the lineup by late next week.

"But we have to be smart about this," Bochy cautioned. "He just had surgery, so as much as we'd like to have him back we're going to wait until he's ready."

Torres has been out since having an emergency appendectomy Sunday, but if that timetable is correct, Torres potentially could return in time for next weekend's three-game series at Colorado.

"I'm saying best-case scenario, but yeah I am," Bochy said when asked if he was optimistic. "He's walking around and feeling good."