UPDATE (12:20 p.m. EDT – June 18): The RailRiders have placed Gleyber Torres on the 7-day disabled list as a result of the hyperextended left elbow he suffered on a play at home plate Saturday in Buffalo.
The team said he would see further evaluation Monday when the team returns to Pennsylvania.
UPDATE (9:20 p.m. EDT): The Yankees PR department officially announced that Torres left the game with a hyperextended left elbow.
The team offered no prognosis, but it’s safe to say Torres will be out for a little bit.
The bad news keeps flowing for the Yankees as top prospect infielder Gleyber Torres has been removed from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s doubleheader opener after being thrown out at home plate.
Immediately after being tagged out, Torres grabs his elbow in a ton of pain. Torres was left out of the lineup for Game 2 of the RailRiders’ doubleheader in Buffalo.
Torres was promoted by the Yankees to AAA last month after 32 games for AA Trenton. Through 22 games for the RailRiders, he was producing a .304/.404/.443 slashline. He also hit two home runs, and drove in 16 runners. The Yankees have him on a rotation to play at third base, shortstop and second base.
The Yankees No. 1 prospect, he received an invitation to MLB Spring Training and slashed .448/.469/.931 with two home runs in 19 games. Fans have been clamoring for him to be promoted to try and spark a Yankees team seeing poor production at both first base and third base.Embed from Getty Images
The Yankees acquired Torres along with Adam Warren, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford in the July 2016 trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as information is confirmed.