NEW YORK -- Andres Torres could be back with the Giants as soon as Friday night.
Manager Bruce Bochy said that Torres, on the disabled list since April 15 with a left Achilles strain, has left extended spring training in Arizona to join the Giants' Triple-A Fresno team on a rehabilitation assignment. Bochy said it's not certain that Torres will be activated Friday, but said it's possible.
"We want to make sure he's ready," Bochy said. "He told someone, 'I'm not quite ready.'"
Torres has played just eight games with the Giants this season. The team has yet to field its regular starting outfield, as Cody Ross began the season on the DL. Ross is just 8-for-40 in his first 12 games, and Bochy held him out of the lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Mets.
Aaron Rowand has been playing center field in Torres' absence.