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Gleyber Torres has clean MRI, day-to-day for the Yankees

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The second baseman avoids the injured list once again.

MLB: Game Two-Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in three games, Gleyber Torres left a game early. He departed prior to the bottom of the third inning, after getting two-at bats early in the contest. Breyvic Valera replaced him at second base.

On Sunday night Torres came out of the Red Sox game with what was described as “core issues”. He underwent a battery of tests, including an ultrasound, and they all came back clean. Torres played in yesterday’s game as the designated hitter, going hitless in the process, before playing the field today.

Torres grimaced after striking out in the top of the third, so this is something to keep an eye on. Considering the team’s bad injury luck this year, it’s not difficult to put the pieces together. The club would be hard pressed to replace his production, though, as the infielder has posted a 121 wRC+.

We’ll have more on this as it develops...

Update (10:56 PM): It is indeed core pain for Torres. No further updates have been given.

Update (8/7/19 - 5:10 PM): Torres avoids the IL once again, as his tests came back clean. Thairo Estrada was in the visiting clubhouse just in case the team needed a roster move. He will presumably head back to the RailRiders.