The New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres is done for the year. The Yankees revealed today that the infielder needs Tommy John surgery.
Update on INF Gleyber Torres: pic.twitter.com/hYNTpjGIeb— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) June 19, 2017
It's an odd injury, since Tommy John is normally a pitching injury. Even stranger, is that the injury is in his left elbow. Torres is a right-handed hitter and thrower. The injury appears to have happened Saturday, when Torres slide into home plate. Having the injury on his non-throwing arm might help cut down on the recovery time.
The surgery date has not been announced yet. The Yankees expect Torres to make it back for next year's spring training.
Just a few days ago ESPN reported Torres could be getting the call to the majors before the trade deadline. Torres, a natural shortstop, had been getting work at third base so the Yankees could eventually play him over the struggling Chase Headley. In 23 games in Triple-A ball, Torres was hitting .309 with 16 homers. Torres is considered one of the best prospects in baseball.Back to the 2017 New York Yankees Newsfeed