NEW YORK – The Yankees’ ongoing battle with the injury bug continued on Thursday, as infielder Gleyber Torres was forced to exit the finale against the Rays with a tight left hamstring. Torres received ice treatment during the game, and manager Aaron Boone expressed optimism that Torres will not require a stint on the IL.
“I’m just hoping for the best and that it’s not something serious, which I don’t believe it is with Gleyber,” Boone said. “I think it was a quick movement that just tightened up on him a little bit.”
Torres stumbled while running to first base on an RBI groundout for the second out of the third inning, then walked off the field.
The Yankees on Thursday placed left-hander Zack Britton (left hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list, where he joins catcher Kyle Higashioka (right oblique strain), infielder DJ LeMahieu (left thumb sprain), outfielder Aaron Judge (right calf strain) and outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (left hamstring strain).
To replace Torres, Thairo Estrada entered the game at second base, with Tyler Wade moving to shortstop. Torres is batting .231/.341/.295 with two doubles, one homer and six RBIs in 24 games.