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Akshita Patel

REPORTS: Yankees GM Confirms No Progress Of Extension Talks With Gleyber Torres

The New York Yankees are back to business after a prolonged off-season break. The pitchers and catchers reported for spring training on Wednesday. And barring a couple of players, almost the entire roster has reported to Tampa, Florida, for the upcoming grapefruit league.

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees managerial duo of Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone appeared for a pre-season press conference on Thursday. General manager Cashman, in particular, touched on a lot of concerning topics, including Juan Soto’s free agency curious case. Besides, Cashman also shared a crucial update on contract extension talks with in-form infielder Gleyber Torres.

   

Brian Cashman Refutes Holding Contract Extension Talks With Gleyber Torres!

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Gleyber Torres, the New York Yankees ‘ second baseman, rescued the team amid a grave offensive slump in the 2023 season. He emerged as the team’s second-best hitter besides captain Aaron Judge. Accordingly, the club rewarded him with a record $15 million salary in arbitration. However, Torres is entering his walk year in 2024 and has repeatedly expressed his interest in making New York his permanent home. The infielder considers the Yanks a family and would love to continue his career in pinstripes for as long as possible. However, the roster composition and infield logjam have forced the Bronx Bombers to take difficult measures. Amid uncertainty over the future, Yankee general manager Brian Cashman addressed the issue and provided a sort of clarity.

While addressing a press conference, Brian Cashman confirmed that Gleyber Torres will be the Yankee’s regular second baseman this season. However, as far as contract extension negotiations are concerned, the club hasn’t reached out to Torres just yet. “Who knows? I don’t know. As of right now, there haven’t been any discussions on that,” said Cashman via media. Notably, Gleyber Torres has survived multiple trade threats over the past couple of seasons. However, the 2023 season surely worked in his favor. He earned a record arbitration salary and also strengthened his extension case. However, the final verdict lies within the Yankee front office. Moving forward, both camps may revisit the topic of a contract extension. In the meantime, fans will continue to monitor the situation closely as Torres’ future hangs in the balance.

Yankees GM Open To Adding Pitching Reinforcements

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Brian Cashman gestures while speaking on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Meanwhile, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman opened up on the team’s roster upgrade plan. He confirmed the front office has not closed down doors for pitching reinforcements. “We’re not pencils down by any means,” Cashman said. He also added that he has not blocked any contacts, and interested teams can always contact him with viable offers.

With the Yankees aiming to solidify their roster ahead of the upcoming season, Cashman’s comments signal a willingness to explore potential additions to their pitching rotation or bullpen. This openness to enhancing the pitching staff reflects the Yankees’ commitment to assembling a competitive roster capable of contending for a World Series championship. As the offseason progresses and the market for pitching talent evolves, fans can expect the Yankees to remain active in exploring opportunities.

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