With not much depth in the New York Yankees outfield, utility infielder Ronald Torreyes will be seeing some time out there.
New York Yankees utilityman Ronald Torreyes will likely see some time in the outfield this spring, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Torreyes spent most of his time in 2016 at third base, shortstop and second base but did get four innings of work in right field. It seems as though New York will attempt to build on that in order serve as depth beyond their starters.
In the wake of Tyler Austin’s foot injury and Mason Williams‘ inflamed left patella, there is really no one else to turn to if Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner or Aaron Hicks go down with an injury.
The only healthy 40-man roster players who could step in is Matt Holliday, Rob Refsnyder (who found time all around the diamond) and Torreyes himself.
Last season, Torreyes slashed .258/.305/.374 with one home run and made just three errors in 72 games played.
Following a hot streak in the middle of August, the 5-foot-10 righty brought his average up to .295 but as 2017 approaches, there isn’t much room for him on the roster unless he expands into the outfield.