By Peter Abraham / Globe Staff
HOUSTON — The Red Sox signed veteran outfielder Andres Torres to a minor league contract on June 11 hoping he could provide them some outfield depth if not compete for playing time in center field.
Through Thursday, the 36-year-old was hitting .341 with a 1.006 OPS in 11 games for Pawtucket.
But with the team now in a rebuilding mode, Torres isn’t likely to be added to the major league roster any time soon.
“There are some things that are out of his control right now. If it’s meant to be, those have a way of working out,” manager John Farrell said Friday. “Not trying to eliminate him from the discussion [but] our focus has been on the guys who have come here and what is our plan with them first.”
Torres has an out in his contract later this month.