Just as it seemed that the New York Yankees’ star Gleyber Torres had fallen to the injury bug, he was back in the lineup. Then he was removed early from a game again, and Yankee fans are beginning to wonder – what’s going on with our prized possession Torres?
In Tuesday’s win over the Baltimore Orioles, Torres was removed early to what the Yankees called core pain. He said he had felt the same pain during last Sunday’s game. Following these games, Torres saw a doctor where he underwent an MRI. He was tested for any strains and a sports hernia, the same thing teammate Luke Voit is down with. All tests came back negative and so he was cleared.
Manager Aaron Boone said Torres would travel with the team to Toronto this week where they take on the Blue Jays. Since Torres is technically not on the injured list, he’ll most likely be day-to-day. Boone mentioned that he talked to Torres where the young star said, “I am all right, I feel like I am going to be fine.”
It was clear that Torres was being affected primarily at the plate. After going 3-5 on August 3rd against the Boston Red Sox, Torres has yet to get a hit where he’s currently 0-10 since then.
The New York Yankees will definitely keep a close watch on Torres. They’ll want to do anything they can to avoid him being the 26th man on the injured list. Maybe a few days off will do the trick but especially since Voit is facing surgery with abdominal pain, the Yankees will need to be cautious with Torres.