Why Yankees are sitting Gleyber Torres though he says he’s healthy
Though Aaron Judge returned, it wasn’t all good.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone opted to sit Gleyber Torres for the third straight game as the shortstop continues to nurse a sore right quad.
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“Gleyber’s good,” Boone told reporters before Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. " I just feel like probably one more day is best here. He really wanted in there (Wednesday), he really wanted in there (Tuesday) as well. But I just felt like, after consulting with the training staff and everything, one more day is best to make sure this doesn’t become an issue for us. Obviously, like many of our guys, he’s not somebody we feel like we can afford to lose a week or two away from the postseason."
Torres spent time on the injured list with a strain of the same quad. He had also strained his hamstring at the time.
Judge was back in the lineup Wednesday after missing almost more than a month with a right calf strain.
When Judge attempted returning from the IL on Aug. 26, his right calf clearly wasn’t fully healed and he went back on ice.
It appears Torres never got over his initial injury, either.
“Any time we’re dealing with a little bit of tightness … just kind of erring on the side of caution right now and feeling like one more day of not starting ...
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