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Yankees call up Gleyber Torres: Media reactions

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MLB’s fifth best prospect finally gets added to New York’s 25-man roster.

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After a long wait, the Yankees finally called up top prospect Gleyber Torres. Jack Curry of the YES network broke the news first on Saturday afternoon. In case you missed it, Caitlin Rogers and Josh Diemert provided the instant coverage and reaction here at Pinstripe Alley.

How did we get here? Torres was removed from Saturday’s Triple-A game in the top of the seventh inning. Ryan McBroom came into the game in his place. Some speculated that this was a benching because Torres slammed his bat into the ground after grounding out to the pitcher in his previous at-bat. Other factors, however, were at play. While Torres sat in the dugout with his arms folded, fans on their smart phones read Curry’s reporting of the imminent promotion.

Conor Foley, RailRiders beat writer for The Times-Tribune in Scranton, reported on precisely how the 21-year-old Torres learned about his promotion. It’s a fun story.

Foley also provided a nice quote from Gleyber’s Triple-A manager:

DJ Eberle, RailRiders beat writer for the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, tweeted this video of the young man’s reaction after hearing the good news:

There has been no reaction from Red Sox nation thus far. Apparently, they’ve been pre-occupied with this:

Perhaps the Red Sox shudder in fear over the prospect of this happening:

Yesterday, the Yankees’ entire lineup was under the age of 30 for the first time since 1942. Katie Sharp provided this interesting stat while invoking The Captain:

Gleyber’s new teammates were excited to hear the news. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com furnished this quote from Miguel Andujar:

Meanwhile, Dan Federico reminded us of our spring training wish list:

Now, the wait is over.

One question remains:

I like “Gleyber Torres, el toro se desata!” Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to hear what Sterling comes up with. Torres entered Saturday’s action hitting .370/.415/.543 with one home run in 13 Triple-A games this season.

Torres batted eighth and played second base during his MLB debut today. He was 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Bomber’s win over the visiting Blue Jays.

Mark Teixeira reacted enthusiastically to the news that Torres would wear number 25:

Sound smart with your friends:

Sweeny Murti of the YES network reported Gleyber’s mood:

Fans greeted Torres with a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium today:

The YES network provided post-game comments from Gleyber:

Rejoice, friends, the Gleyber Era has begun!