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Yankees’ Torres to start at second base, Boone confirms

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Yankees’ Torres to start at second base, Boone confirms

  • Yankees
Sep 14
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Monday that Gleyber Torres would play second base, moving him over from the shortstop position.

This could be a good move for Torres since he made two errors in the Yankees’ series against the New York Mets over the weekend, including an error with two outs leading to a Mets’ three-run homer.

“I just feel like this past week where he struggled a little bit out there defensively, I feel like it’s been a weight on him,” Boone said. “This is something that, hopefully, can take a little weight off him as we move forward now.”

Boone introduced the position change in Monday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Torres was at second base; DJ LeMahieu, who had been playing second, was moved to third base; and Tyler Wade played short stop. Gio Urshela, who had the day off on Monday, will play short stop on Tuesday and going forward.

“I just felt like today was the day to give that a look,” Boone said of the new roles. “And you know, DJ’s feeling a little bit better. So we feel like he’s ready to move over there. So something that I’m gonna explore as we move forward.”

When asked about how the 24-year-old thought about his new position, Boone said he was “ready to go there.”

“I talked a little bit with Gleyber a little bit earlier in the season and was considering it and I talked to him today, and he feels ready to go there,” Boone said. “And hopefully that’s something that gives us the best look and sparks us a little bit.”

This season, Torres has seven homers and 45 RBI in 108 games. He has also recorded a career-high 12 stolen bases.

The Yankees will travel to Baltimore for a series against the Orioles, September 14-16.

  • Gleyber Torres

    Gleyber David Torres Castro is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman and shortstop for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball . He made his MLB debut on April 22, 2018.

  • New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

  • Tyler Wade

    Tyler Dean Wade is an American professional baseball utility player for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball . During the 2019 season, he played second base, third base, shortstop,

  • Aaron Boone

    Aaron John Boone is an American baseball manager and former infielder who is the manager of the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball .