Update: June 18, 1:30 p.m. — It was announced Sunday morning that Torres will be placed on the 7-Day DL due to the hyperextended elbow he suffered Saturday. The plan remains the same, for him to undergo further evaluations Monday in Scranton and go from there.
The 20-year-old is in good spirits, taking to Twitter to thank everyone for the well wishes.
Thank you all for your good wishes I feel better today just have to rest.! #GleyberGood
Update: June 17, 9:22 p.m. — Gleyber Torres left Saturday’s game with a hyperextended left elbow, and x-ray results were negative, according to the Yankees’ public relations department. Torres will undergo further evaluation in Scranton on Monday.
Orginal Post: June 17, 7:12 p.m. — According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Yankees’ top prospect and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre infielder Gleyber Torres left Saturday afternoon’s game in the fourth inning with an apparent injury to either his left hand, wrist, or shoulder. The incident occurred when Torres was thrown out at home plate, trying to score against the Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays affiliate). Per Harrington, Torres attemped to slide in hand-first, and appeared to get caught around the catcher.
Torres, 20, who was promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A in late May, entered the weekend slashing .273/.367/.496 with five home runs, 10 doubles and 18 RBI in 32 games.
Further updates on Torres’ status will be given once more information is released.