Gleyber Torres Placed on Minor League DL With Hyperextended Left Elbow

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.

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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.

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