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Report: Gleyber Torres promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Gleyber Torres is now one phone call away from the Bronx.

According to Pinstriped Pros writer Antonio Mendes, Torres will be promoted from double-A Trenton to triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The club has not yet confirmed the promotion.

The 20-year-old middle infielder hit .277/.363/.504 with five homers, 10 doubles and 18 RBI in 135 plate appearances for the Thunder this year.

Torres is clearly on the fast-track to the Bronx, and could make a cameo at some point this year. Rated the No. 2 best prospect in all of baseball, the Yankees have gotten Torres reps at second base as well as shortstop, his natural position, in order to make him more versatile. There’s even a thought that he could play third base if need be.

GM Brian Cashman has said that Torres could force the Yankees’ hand in promoting him quickly this year. So far so good.

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