Looks like Gleyber Torres will get taste of a new position
DETROIT — Gleyber Torres spent most of his time in the minors at shortstop and played there for the first three games of this season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and now he appears set to make his debut there for the Yankees in the nightcap of Monday’s doubleheader against the Tigers.
Aaron Boone said Monday morning at Comerica Park that he planned to give Didi Gregorius the second game off, and with Ronald Torreyes with SWB, Torres is next in line at the position.
The manager said his confidence level in Torres at short was “high.”
“He’s a shortstop,’’ Boone said of the 21 year old, who began moving around the infield after he was traded from the Cubs to the Yankees two years ago.
“Him moving over there, you’re not reaching at all,’’ Boone said. “Frankly, it’s more of a natural spot for him.”
Torres entered Monday having played all 33 games with the Yankees at second.Clint Frazier was back with the Yankees as their 26th man for Monday’s first game and was in the lineup. He’s continued to hit well at SWB after a brief call-up last month.
“His at-bats have been really good,’’ Boone said. “He was up here last time, got one opportunity and made the most of it. What I like is he went back down and worked right away, was really focused, really solid.”
Frazier played one game in his last stint, when he went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks against the Nationals, before he was sent back down.
Adam Warren, out since April 20 with a right back strain, could return to the bullpen for Monday’s second game.
“We’ll see where we are after the first game,’’ Boone said of the right-hander. “It’s imminent.”