Torres started his attempt to comeback to the major leagues with the Red Sox Class-A affiliate Lowell Spinners in June. Over five games, the outfielder hit .211/.250/.474 with two doubles, home run and three RBI.
The 36-year-old was then called up to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox where he spent 18 games and hit .292/.311/.472 with four doubles, three home runs and eight RBI. Combined, Torres batted .275/.298/.473 with six doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI over 23 games.
The former World Series Champion proved he still has the ability to play professional baseball and likely made the choice to opt-out of his Red Sox contract to pursue a better opportunity to play at the MLB level and make an impact. If Torres could make a MLB roster before the end of the season, he will have a better chance of inking a new deal in 2015.
Over his career, Andres Torres is a .242/.317/.382 career hitter with 32 home runs and 174 RBI.
During his time with the Spinners, Torres became the oldest player to suit up and play for the Red Sox Class-A affiliate.
Transaction: Andres Torres opts out of contract with Boston Red Sox