Torres had been batting .294/.350/.555 with 15 home runs prior to getting hurt. New York went a stellar 45-18 with him in the lineup. In Wednesday afternoon's 3-2 loss, he went 0-for-3 and scored a run on Neil Walker's sacrifice fly.
In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees optioned Tyler Wade to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. For the year, Wade was hitting just .185/.228/.315 with five extra-base hits in 23 games.
Torres added that prior to being placed on the disabled list, he had been feeling pain in his hip, but he elected to play through it. When it would not subside, he reported the injury to trainers.
"I played a couple games fine to make sure I didn't feel anything and that everything was all right," Torres said.
Outfielder Aaron Hicks was out of the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he replaced Walker at designated hitter in the seventh inning and went 0-for-2.
Hicks said that he is feeling better after hurting himself on a slide during Monday's loss to the Rays. He woke up with left shoulder pain on Tuesday, but after taking batting practice that afternoon, he knew it was nothing serious.