Gleyber Torres was pulled from tonight’s game against the Blue Jays tonight in the top of the fourth in favor of pinch-hitter Rougned Odor. The Yankees announced on Twitter that Torres was suffering from lower back stiffness, and would be evaluated further tomorrow.
The shortstop looked to be in some pain after attempting to turn a double play earlier in the game. It goes without saying that a prolonged absence from Torres would represent another tough blow. Torres entered the game with just a 96 OPS+, but had played much better over the past six weeks or so after a miserable first month. In particular, Torres’ play on defense appeared much improved as the season wore on.
We’ll hopefully have a better idea of Torres’ situation by tomorrow. Tyler Wade shifted from second to short once Torres exited as Odor took over at second base. The prospect of a Wade-Odor double-play combo is, shall we say, an unexciting one. Get better soon, Gleyber.