Slumping Torres gets another break

Slumping Torres gets another break

DETROIT -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Andres Torres will be out of the lineup for "at least a couple of days" while the center fielder and leadoff hitter tries to work out of his slump.

Torres' hiatus very well could last longer than two days. He was out of the lineup June 22 and 23 before returning on June 24 to go 3-for-4 against Cleveland. That night, Torres publicly revealed that he had been sleeping poorly and attributed his breakout game to new sleeping medication. From his final at-bat of that game through Thursday, Torres went 1-for-22, including 0-for-6 in the series finale at Chicago. That marked the first time in Torres' career to accumulate that many at-bats in a game and not record a hit.

"We'll give him a chance to sit back and relax a little bit," Bochy said.

Aaron Rowand replaced Torres in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Detroit and likely will continue to do so.

"We did all right doing it like this last year," Bochy said.