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Gleyber Torres exits Yankees game with apparent leg injury

The Yankees’ depth continues to be tested after the star shortstop has to leave the game.

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When it rains, it pours. Right now, it is a monsoon of injuries for the Yankees. Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ shortstop and key middle of the lineup bat when he’s going on all cylinders, had to leave Thursday’s game against the Rays after stumbling out of the box on a ground ball out. It was a non-contact incident, and it didn’t appear that Torres tripped. He simply pulled up lame for a moment, and grabbed at his leg on the way to first base.

It’s unclear at this time whether this will be an IL injury for Torres, though it definitely seems possible. If so, Torres could be the fifth Yankee to go on the IL in the past 10 days. Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and DJ LeMahieu are all already on the IL, and Zack Britton is being evaluated for a leg injury after Wednesday’s game. To paraphrase David Cone on the broadcast after Torres left the game: 2020 is telling 2019, hold my beer in terms of injuries. We’ll be monitoring Torres’ status throughout the day, and will provide any updates when they arrive.