Torres injures left heel, leaves game

Saturday, April 9

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants center fielder Andres Torres injured his left heel during Saturday night’s fourth inning and left the game.

A prognosis for Torres was not immediately available. He walked off the field under his own power, accompanied by head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner.

Torres appeared to hurt himself as he chased a line drive to left-center field hit by St. Louis’ Lance Berkman. Torres made the catch for the inning’s first out, but departed after Colby Rasmus popped up to shallow center field, a play made by shortstop Miguel Tejada. Unable to pursue the ball, Torres called for the team’s medical staff.

In Torres’ absence, right fielder Aaron Rowand moved to center field and Nate Schierholtz came off the bench to occupy right.

Chris Haft

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