Torres' odyssey lands him in Pirates' closer role
There are those who know Salomon Torres only as the 21-year-old kid who got clobbered by the Dodgers on the last day of the 1993 season, costing the 103-win Giants a spot in the playoffs. He was the baby-faced right-hander whom Giants manager Dusty Baker took out for Spanish food the night before that enormous start to help convince him that he was ready, though some of the Giants players had begged Baker to start veteran Dave Burba.
It's a shame that anyone remembers Torres for that day. ...
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