New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone gives his thoughts on Gleyber Torres getting snubbed from the All-Star Game.
He was first snubbed from the original American League lineup that was announced. Then, he was snubbed again when the Tampa Bay Rays’ Brandon Lowe and the Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts were both named as injury replacements. However, not Torres.
Many believe Torres should’ve absolutely been named to the AL roster, including Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
“I think it’s a joke he’s not on that team,” Boone said, per Dan Martin of the New York Post. “Gleyber Torres, not an All-Star? You can kick rocks on that one. That’s ridiculous.”
Thus far in 2019, Torres, 22, is hitting .298 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI through 78 games. He’s a big presence in the batter’s box and an even bigger reason why the Yankees are currently in such a good spot.
The Bombers are staring at a record of 55-29, leading the AL East division by 6.5 games ahead of the Rays.
“He’s been unbelievable for us, for a first-place club,” Boone said of Torres. “The offensive consistency he’s had, the power, the on-base [ability], playing both positions in the middle of the infield, it doesn’t seem right to me that he’s not on that team.”
The Yankees finished out a two-game series split against the Mets at Citi Field on Wednesday. They will travel to Tampa Bay to begin a four-game series against the Rays on Thursday. That will take them into the All-Star Break.
The All-Star Break will begin on July 8, with the All-Star Game occurring on July 9.