In the words of Yankees helmsman Aaron Boone, Gleyber Torres’ stay on the disabled list could be longer than 10 days. The Venezuelan shortstop had to leave the Yankee Stadium field during the last of the series between the Yankees and Rays last Thursday due to a stiff left hamstring.
After a hit to the infield, Torres was about to run to first base when he suddenly wobbled. Once he got out to the initial, the Creole was withdrawn from the match.
In a press conference with the media, manager Aaron Boone explained the situation of his shortstop as well as the severity of his injury, one that will keep him inactive on the diamond for two to three weeks.
Gleyber Torres’ timeline to return from a strained quadriceps and hamstring is 2-3 weeks, according to Aaron Boone.
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August 22, 2020
After the MRI, the young player was diagnosed with a strained quadriceps and hamstring, therefore, according to specialists, the time mentioned above is the estimated time for the one born in the Venezuelan capital to return to the ownership with the Bombers.
This 2020, Torres became the usual shortstop for the Yankees after the signing of Didi Gregorius to the Phillies; however, the two-time All-Star has been harshly criticized for his actions and the high number of sins committed defending short stops.
In 24 games this season, Torres is hitting .231, 1 home run and 6 RBIs in 91 plate appearances. Without a doubt, it has not been a good season for the South American either offensively or defensively.
At this time, the Yankees have suffered the loss of five very important and considered starters in the lineup: Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieh, as well as Canadian left-handed starter James Paxton.
GLEYBER TORRES OUT OF ACTION DUE TO QUAD AND CORVA INJURIES
Gleyber Torres will have to spend some time out of action, after suffering Grade 1 strains in both the left quadriceps and the left hamstring, reported https://t.co/lRNHcD9GrQ.
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New York had lost the AL East lead after being swept in their last series played against the Rays in the Bronx, however, with Tampa’s loss on Friday, the Yankees even though their series against the Mets was suspended due to the coronavirus, they recovered the first place since they have a better percentage in terms of wins and losses.