Torres, 20, finished the game 1-for-2 with a triple to right field. Girardi decided to get a look at Torres playing second base and was pleased with what he saw.
"He played a good game, he looked natural," Girardi said. "It didn't look like it fazed him one bit."
Torres said he last played second base during the Arizona Fall League and feels comfortable there. He added that he's been practicing at the position the last couple of days.
"You got to move a lot, you have to take throws from the shortstop and the third baseman," Torres said through an interpreter. "So you always have to be positioning yourself, but I've been working on it and that's the key -- you work on it so you know where to go."
"He changes the games in a lot of different ways, and it's not always with his bat," Girardi said. "He changes it with the way he throws, he catches and the way he calls games. And that's what he did today."
Girardi said he put Sanchez in the game late to catch some different pitchers, most notably right-hander Luis Cessa, who is auditioning for a spot in the rotation.
"There's nothing [Sanchez] can't do when you think about it," Girardi said. "For a young player he calls a really good game too. Sometimes you worry about young players. Can they follow the game plan, understand the pitcher and what the pitcher has got? But that's not a problem for him. He's pretty good at everything he does."