The Yankees are once again getting decimated by injuries and the latest is Gleyber Torres.
But now that the injuries are piling up (once again!), Torres leaving Thursday’s game with a leg injury has everybody even more concerned. Are we really about to endure another year with a makeshift starting lineup for most of the way? This garbage never ends.
And when you watch the manner in which Torres stumbled (ugh, come on) on his way to first running out a grounder, it kind of looks alarming. Is that an Achilles? A nagging calf issue? It kicked up on him out of nowhere. Sorry, but we’re programmed to expect the worst at this point.
The Yankees quite literally cannot RUN THE BASES without getting hurt. First Giancarlo Stanton got put on the shelf for a month after sliding into second base, and now Torres couldn’t keep his footing running to first. Oh yeah, and the turf was Aaron Judge’s undoing.
Of course this happens now, though. Torres was finally re-discovering his stroke at the plate after a disastrous start to the year. He’s not playing great defensively, but he needs ALL the reps he can get in this shortened season to convince the front office he can be the future at shortstop.
We guess it’s a good sign he walked off the field? But we’ve seen plenty of people walk off the field/court with Achilles issues. Stanton had no problem running the rest of the bases after suffering his hamstring injury and Judge played a few extra games after apparently dealing with his calf issue!
There are no good signs. There is no good news. It’s just this and waiting. And that’s what we’ll do. We’ll wait.