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Akshita Patel

Yankees’ Gleyber Torres Already Feeling Better Despite Pulled Mid Game Vs. Royals Amid Injury Scare!

Second baseman Gleyber Torres has been the New York Yankees’ rare silver lining in this disappointing season. Despite witnessing a short slump, he stayed the team’s most consistent and aggressive hitter. In 99 games, he has hit .264 with 16 home runs, 43 RBIs, and .769. While defensively, he has not been at his best, the consistency at the plate has kept his boat afloat.

As the trade deadline approaches in a week’s time, Gleyber Torres‘ is expected to be the Yankees trade most preferred trade chip. However, his form since the All-Star break has made Torres’ case stronger. Amid future uncertainties, the second baseman faced a substantial injury scare against the Royals on Sunday. Concerns immediately arose among fans as they anxiously awaited news on the extent of the injury.

   

Gleyber Torres Exits Series Finale Vs. Royals Due To Hip Injury!

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Gleyber slides into home. Twitter NYY

For the first time since the All-Star break, the New York Yankees looked in their natural element. The underwhelming offense was revived from the dead as they crushed the Kansas City Royals at home over the weekend. After clinching the first two games, the hosts turned up for the series finale on Sunday. Everything was going in Yanks’ favor before second baseman Gleyber Torres faced an injury setback. In the third inning, Torres bumped his head while making a defensive play. Not only that, the baseman rolled after hitting his head, which stretched his hip tissue.

While Gleyber Torres chose to continue for a while, rookie Anthony Volpe replaced him as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. The Yankees have termed the injury as left hip tightness after a preliminary prognosis. However, there are no immediate plans for any tests. Manager Aaron Boone addressed the issue and provided an update in the post-game press conference. He affirmed that he had a conversation with Torres in the clubhouse, and he is feeling better already. However, Boone is still awaiting a report from the trainers to determine the future course of action. Well, losing Torres here would be catastrophic for the Yanks. Since the All-Star break, he has hit .382 while hitting a homer in four of the last five games. It remains to be seen if Torres would require an IL stint or not.

Yankees Trash Royals At Home, Moves Up In East Division!

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Clarke Schmidt showers Rizzo with sunflower seeds in the dugout. Twitter NYY

The New York Yankees faced humiliation after being swept by Los Angeles Angels last week. However, for the home series, the team regained their pride. Facing the Kansas City Royals, the offense turned up after what felt like an eternity. While Anthony Rizzo put an end to his months-long homer-less streak, Billy McKinney’s heroics helped the Bombers clinch their first series win post the All-Star break.

After the series sweep, the New York Yankees moved up in the American League East Division. After being at the last place for a week, the Yanks are now tied for the spot with the Boston Red Sox. They are now just two games below the crucial playoff wild card spot. With Aaron Judge’s return inching closer, the Bronx Bombers’ playoff dream has taken off once again.