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As the New York Yankees make their way to Seattle for their impending four game weekend set, Gleyber Torres gives us an update and there is some noteworthy aftermath of the big trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Good Morning Yankee family and a Happy Thursday to you. Happy truly has a whole new meaning after seeing how positive one injured New York Yankees prospect is handling his recovery and rehabilitation.

Beat writer for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders Conor Foley gave an update on his Twitter account as to how well shortstop Gleyber Torres’ rehab and recovery is going, according to none other than the man himself.

Step one is getting the brace off. Step two? Physical therapy, physical therapy and more physical therapy.

Torres is one of a few big names in baseball to go down with an injury caused by a head-first slide: with Mike Trout and now Carlos Correa rounding out the list. Right after the Torres injury occurred, YES Network’s Al Leiter said that something needs to be done throughout baseball and how we could remove that particular play from the game.

While that doesn’t seem to be something we’ll see any time in the near future, something does need to be done so these big-name players can keep themselves on the field and not in the infirmary.

Clippard Closing

Just as a season ago; when the Yankees traded away their two bullpen guns Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller away, they picked up Tyler Clippard in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for some much-needed relief assistance.

According to White Sox insider Dan Hayes, the manager for the south siders Rick Renteria said that the newly acquired Clippard will be Chicago’s new closer following the sale of David Robertson.

As many of you know, Clippard had a real tough go of it this season in the Bronx: pitching to the tune of a 4.95 ERA, allowing 20 earned runs in 36.1 innings of work. But, Clippard did pitch well for the Yankees upon arriving last season, so maybe Renteria is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice.

What the Toddfather wants, the Toddfather Gets

When the three players acquired from the White Sox arrived at Target Field yesterday to make their 2017 Yankee debuts, many were surprised to learn that Todd Frazier was wearing jersey number 29 after spending his entire career wearing number 21.

Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch reported that The New Jersey native apparently grew up rooting for the Yankees, and more notably, Paul O’Neill. O’Neill was the reason that Frazier wore 21 throughout his career, and now may be the reason that Frazier may have to go a different direction in the jersey number department. But then again, maybe not.

Hoch went on to say that Frazier has every intention of contacting the four-time World Series winner to try and convince O’Neill to allow Frazier to wear the only number he has used over his entire professional career.

Come on, Paul: the number is not retired, nor does it look like it’s going to be. And if anyone deserves to wear it, the guy who grew up rooting for you and walks up to the home batter’s box with Sinatra blaring over the loudspeakers totally does.

That’s all from Yankee Universe for now. However, be sure to stay locked in right here at Elite Sports NY for all of your up-to-the-minute Yankees news.

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