NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees reacts during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in game three of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 15, 2019 in New York City.
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Torres out of the Yankees’ lineup Thursday. Now we know why. 

When the lineup was posted for the Yankees on Thursday for their game in Tampa, Gleyber Torres’ name was missing Gio Urshela is at shortstop and Miguel Andujar is back at third. Why?

In the past week, manager Aaron Boone has had to deal with positive tests for previously vaccinated coaches and, now, one of his regular players.

Brian Cashman spoke about the COVID issues with the Yankees coaches and now players on Thursday afternoon.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.