Gleyber Torres is among the latest New York Yankees‘ players to suffer some kind of injury. Not only are the Bombers set to lose starter James Paxton for an extended period of time, but there are also about to be without their star shortstop Gleyber Torres at least for the next ten days. According to what sources told Marly Rivera of ESPN, the infielder was destined to the injured list with a tight left hamstring.
On Friday afternoon, when the team made the move official, it was reported that Torres suffered grade 1 strains of his left quad and left hamstring.
The expectation is that the Yankees give most of Torres’ at-bats to Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada, and see if one of them gets into an offensive groove and establishes some separation. The team also recently signed defensive specialist Jordy Mercer, but he is seen as a backup option.
The Yankees’ bad luck with injuries continues
The Yankees have been hit incredibly hard by injuries in the 2020 season. Long before everything started, they lost starter Luis Severino to Tommy John surgery, not to mention the suspended Domingo German. After that, they have been without Giancarlo Stanton, Paxton, Aaron Judge, Tommy Kahnle, and others.
Torres left Thursday’s contest against the Rays after tweaking his left hamstring while running down the first base line on a third-inning groundout.
Torres had a great series against the Boston Red Sox, going 8-for-13 plus three walks, but otherwise has been unable to get into an offensive rhythm. The Yankees miss his potent bat and will be without it in the short-term, but the good news is that the ailment isn’t considered serious.
For the season, Torres has a .231/.341/.295 line with a .636 OPS, one home run and six RBI. He accumulates a couple of doubles, nine runs, 12 bases on balls and 17 strikeouts.