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Yankees activate Gleyber Torres, option Albert Abreu

The reinforcements continue to arrive for the Yankees

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

Happy Gleyber Day Weekend, everyone!

Earlier today, the Yankees announced that they activated Gleyber Torres off the 10-day injured list. As a corresponding move, the club optioned Albert Abreu to the alternate site in Scranton.

Torres, 23, hit .231/.341/.295 with one home run (84 wRC+) before landing on the injured list back on August 20. He suffered Grade 1 strains to both his quad and hamstring while running out a groundball. That level of production is obviously far lower than his all-star outputs in 2018 and 2019. Hopefully he can get things going at the plate now that he’s back.

The Yankees need all the help they can get to fill out their lineup. Since August 20, when Torres got injured, the tea, has averaged 3.9 runs per game. Getting the shortstop back, even if he isn’t fully up to game speed yet, will at least lengthen the lineup. The fewer at-bats handed out to Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada the better.

Abreu, 24, has appeared in two games, allowing four runs (three earned) in 1.1 innings of work. He figures to be an up-and-down arm for the rest of the season. I’m sort of surprised that the team opted to demote an arm instead of a position player.