Gleyber Torres took a hard shot to the left hand/wrist on this tag attempt, appears to be OK in the dugout pic.twitter.com/1Fgo2OId1B
— A.J. Herrmann (@AJHerrmannYES) April 1, 2019
No, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke. The New York Yankees have another injury to watch out for with Gleyber Torres.
As if they weren’t bad enough already, the New York Yankees have had one heck of a day when it comes to injuries. It just so happens this all falls on April 1.
Now, Yankees fans must hold their breath for Gleyber Torres, who got banged up in the fourth inning on a peculiar play.
While the throw from Sanchez seemed perfectly placed, Torres was unable to glove it, allowing it to skitter into center field and Christin Stewart to score from third on the play.
While the error on Sanchez was disappointing, perhaps what was more disappointing was seeing Torres cradling his left hand after the play. Upon reaching for the ball, he got tangled up with Mercer.
But in all seriousness, what have we done to deserve this? The injuries just seem to keep piling up like someone has released the Greg Bird flu into the clubhouse. And perhaps most ironically, Greg Bird is still healthy (knock on wood)!
For the Yankees, this would be a huge loss. While Bryan Hoch reported that Torres seemed okay on the bench, the concern is still there. Losing perhaps one of their best contact hitters for even a short amount of time would just be devastating to the already struggling Yankees.
And besides, they just called up Tyler Wade, who is currently speeding up from Scranton.
Keep your fingers crossed, sleep with a spoon under your pillow and do various other ridiculous good luck rituals. The Yankees need all the help they can get.