Gleyber Torres, a key figure in the New York Yankees’ lineup, has been the subject of trade talks in recent years. Since the past two off-seasons, the second baseman appears in almost every other trade rumor. However, each time, the Bronx Bombers saved him despite a logjam in the infield depth.
Having said that, the eye-opening 2023 season would force the New York Yankees to make swift and desperate moves. A comeback in 2024 is much needed, and to accomplish the end goal, roster enhancement is needed. Amid ongoing winter meetings, Yanks’ leadership weighed thoughts on the possibility of Gleyber Torres’ potential trade.
Yankees To Have Limited Untouchables This Off-Season, Confirms GM Brian Cashman!
This off-season, various reports and rumors had suggested that the Yankees might be willing to part ways with Gleyber Torres in exchange for roster upgrades. Despite putting up a stellar season with the bat, the second baseman finds himself on the trade block. Having said that, the front office dropped hints on the infielder’s future for the first time this off-season. During the winter meeting press conference, general manager Brian Cashman said that owing to a subpar season, the team won’t have a wide pool of untouchable players. While he values and respects Torres’ contribution, the GM is forced to keep an open mind. Cashman says to address roster holes something has to give. Thus, if required, Torres will be dealt this off-season.
“I’m not going to tell you anybody’s untradable or unavailable. We’re going to have conversations and be willing to vet all aspects,” said Cashman. Gleyber Torres is estimated to earn $15 million in arbitration this off-season owing to his 2023 season fireworks. He hit .273 with 25 homers and 68 RBIs across 158 games. Not only that, the infielder finished second behind Aaron Judge in the top offensive contributor list. Having said that, Aaron Boone still finds the second baseman useful. “He has a chance to play an important role for us as we move forward,” said Boone. The skipper believes that since Torres will walk into his final year before hitting free agency, he expects the infielder to have a big season and up his stakes. But whether that season will come with the Yanks or elsewhere remains to be seen.
Yankee Skipper Shares Health Update On Key Injured Players Ahead Of 2024 Season!
It’s safe to say unwanted injuries derailed the New York Yankees’ 2023 season campaign. Having said that, ahead of the crucial 2024 season, Aaron Boone shared positive updates on notable injury-riddled players. Firstly, the skipper said Jasson Dominguez would play outfield right after reinstatement from IL, which won’t happen until mid-July.
On the other hand, Anthony Rizzo, suffering from concussion, should be fine by spring training, confirmed Boone. He added that the first baseman was even game-ready during the final stretch. But the Yankees shut him down as a precautionary measure. Besides, the manager added that Nestor Cortes has commenced his off-season throwing program and that his recovery is right on track.