Outfielder Andres Torres hasn't lost any power from his last go-round with the Giants. He's still as strong as ever, as he displayed in his first exhibition in three weeks.
Not by swinging the bat. By breaking it in two.
Torres, who's returning from an oblique strain, was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. After his second K, he quickly and angrily broke the bat over his knee, an unintended tribute to Bo Jackson. His teammates were impressed.
"Sometimes you've got to let it go," said Torres, who broke the bat after swinging through a high fastball by Texas' Coty Woods. "Everybody gets mad, right?"
The best news for Torres is that he had no issues with his oblique and that he's in the outfield mix. The Giants' starting center fielder in 2010, he's vying for a backup job and has the benefit of switch-hitting and being a good defender and baserunner.
"That was impressive, wasn't it?" Buster Posey said of the bat snap. "He's a strong guy, to say the least."
"Hopefully," Madison Bumgarner said, "I'm not ever that mad."
Tanaka vs. Darvish: In the third inning, Giants infielder Kensuke Tanaka and Rangers starter Yu Darvish, former teammates on the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan, faced off. Tanaka singled off Darvish's glove and stole second, prompting Darvish to smile.
Before the at-bat, Darvish tipped his cap to acknowledge Tanaka, who's hitting .229 and seeking a utility job.


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