Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Torres suffers calf strain
By Adam Rubin
Center fielder Andres Torres suffered a left calf strain and was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals after two innings. Adam Loewen replaced Torres.
Torres suffered the injury when he made a little hop while snaring a line drive off the bat of Brett Carroll to end the top of the second.
"I just strained my calf a little bit. When I caught that ball I just felt something -- not really big, but I think I have a strain," Torres said. "I was feeling great, to be honest with you. Today I just came to the field -- I rested, had a good day off -- I felt great. To be honest with you, how that happened, no clue. This is the first time that happened to me with my calf. ... I jumped a little to catch that ball. I just felt something. I was surprised, to be honest, because like I said I felt great. I don't know how that happened. No clue. It's frustrating, because I'm feeling really good. But those things happen."
Torres said he did not need an MRI. He will seek treatment for a couple of days and reevaluate the injury.
"We'll see how it goes," Torres said.