The New York Yankees simply can’t get out of the way when it comes to the injury bug. After losing Zack Britton to a hamstring injury last night against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday afternoon’s game didn’t provide any more positive news.
On a routine ground ball, Gleyber Torres was running to first base when he stumbled and supposedly hurt his leg. He walked off under his own power but was taken out of the game as a precaution.
While there’s no answer to the severity of the injury, this is another massive blow to a Yankees team that is already without Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and DJ LeMahieu.
So far on the year, Torres is hitting .237 with one homer and five RBIs. While he is not playing to his potential, Torres was finally getting back into the groove of things.
It seems as if the baseball gods simply have it out for the Yankees, considering the injury carryover from 2019. They already lost starting pitcher Luis Severino to Tommy John surgery and relief arm Tommy Kahnle to the same injury.
Hopefully, Gleyber’s issue isn’t a long-term thing and he can return tomorrow or in the next few days. The Yankees don’t have an off day until Monday, August 24.
Not great tbh pic.twitter.com/81paUKY3nK
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 20, 2020