Torres to disabled list with right hip strain

July 4th, 2018

NEW YORK -- The Yankees placed second baseman on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday after an MRI showed a right hip strain.
Torres was pulled from the Yankees' 6-2 win over the Braves after striking out in the fourth inning. Manager Aaron Boone noticed Torres stretch out his hip as if he had tweaked it following one of his swings.
"I saw him after a swing kind of stretch a little bit, and he didn't favor it or anything or didn't say anything walking off," Boone said. "I actually had [infield coach Carlos Mendoza] -- I said, 'Check on Gleyber,' and he said it just kind of tightened up on him again in that at-bat."

Torres was not in the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday due to stiffness in his right hip flexor, which occurred during Monday night's game. But Boone seemed confident enough that it would not be an ongoing issue to put him in the game in the eighth inning on Tuesday night and start on Wednesday.
"I don't know if it was baserunning yesterday," Boone said. "He actually had some really good baserunning plays a couple nights ago when he moved up on some wild pitches. That might've been where it started, but I'm not positive on that, and then feeling it today in his second at-bat."

The injury will likely keep Torres on the DL through the All-Star break, meaning that will get the bulk of the work at second base for the next couple of weeks. Many would have assumed that would be the one to get the call back to the Majors to fill Torres' roster spot, but the utilityman is currently on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to deal with a family issue. Torreyes has not played in any games for the RailRiders since June 25. Boone said that he could not comment on Torreyes' situation.
Because Torreyes is out of the picture, the Yankees recalled , who was optioned to Scranton on April 22 when Torres made his Major League debut.
Boone said he believed that Torres would travel with the Yankees on the road trip that begins on Friday in Toronto. Boone noted that if this was an injury that popped up late in the season, it potentially could be something that the infielder could play through. But since the season hasn't hit the All-Star break yet, Boone didn't want to take any chances.
"Anytime you're talking about groin, hamstring, quads, once you have a strain in there and push through it, you can make it a worse strain, and then you're talking weeks and months and stuff like that," Boone said. "I think the wise thing is to do this now. Gleyber wants to take a couple days and work through it, but I think he also understands that this is the best thing for him and us."