Yankees pull Gleyber Torres from Thursday’s game with new injury

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The New York Yankees experienced a difficult day on Thursday, facing multiple challenges during their game against the Baltimore Orioles. Despite a strong performance from Aaron Judge, the team struggled significantly, both on the mound and with player injuries.

Tough Day for the Yankees: Loss and Injuries Plague the Team

The Yankees’ pitching staff had a particularly rough outing, contributing to the team’s early deficit, which eventually led to a blowout loss. Starter Luis Gil had an especially tough day, unable to exit the first inning after surrendering eight hits and seven earned runs. This disastrous inning drastically increased his season ERA to 2.77. In an effort to contain the damage, the Yankees used six different bullpen arms throughout the game, but the Orioles’ offense proved too much to handle.

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Injury Concerns Add to the Yankees’ Troubles

Compounding the day’s difficulties, the Yankees lost second baseman Gleyber Torres to a right groin injury. Torres was replaced mid-game by Ben Rice, who took over at first base, prompting Oswaldo Cabrera to shift to second base. This injury is particularly untimely for Torres, who is in a contract year and has been underperforming this season with a batting line of .219/.299/.328 prior to Thursday’s game, despite hitting a solo home run during the game.

Adjusting the Lineup

With Torres sidelined and his performance this season falling short of expectations, his future contract prospects could be affected. In the meantime, the Yankees will likely adjust their infield, with Cabrera playing second base, DJ LeMahieu at third, and Rice covering first base.

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