Yankees scratch Gleyber Torres from lineup, missing Monday’s game

Alexander Wilson
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Sep 13, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates after hitting a three run RBI during the tenth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

With the post-season starting in just a few days, the New York Yankees can’t afford to have any injuries to their key starters. That is why it was rather concerning when the Yankees scratched starting second baseman Gleyber Torres from the lineup on Monday, but he’s not dealing with any injury but is rather “under the weather.”

The Yankees are seeing the best of Gleyber Torres right now:

The 25-year-old infielder is hitting .257 with a 31% on-base rate this year, including 24 homers and 76 RBIs, the most since his 2019 season. The starting second baseman is in the middle of a polarizing campaign but has pick things up significantly in the month of September after an abysmal August.

He hit .180 with a 20.4% on-base rate in August, elevating his numbers to .319 and a 38.8% on-base rate in September.

To start October against the Baltimore Orioles, he recorded two hits and two RBIs, clearly showcasing he’s ready for postseason elimination rounds.

Given his production lately, the Yankees will give him as much time off as he needs before the playoffs, but it seems as if it’s only a one or two-day illness that should subside quickly.