TAMPA, Fla. — The Yankees opened coaching camp intent on seeing if Gleyber Torres, certainly one of baseball’s most prized prospects, may wrest the vacant second-base job from a area of unproven candidates.
A little bit greater than three weeks after Torres arrived, the reply was obvious: Torres, batting simply .160, was despatched to Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
“It’s a call of the workforce. I can’t management that,” Torres mentioned, insisting that he wasn’t upset. “I simply have to remain targeted and work exhausting and keep prepared for an additional alternative.”
Torres, 21, acquired two years in the past from the Chicago Cubs, was on monitor to make his main league debut final season till he tore ligaments in his left, non-throwing elbow in June while sliding into home.
Torres, thought-about the membership’s prime prospect, then had Tommy John surgical procedure, stopping him from taking part in over the winter. Although he mentioned he was at full power when he reported to spring coaching on Feb. 19, it grew to become clear he nonetheless had some rustiness.
“I’m human,” mentioned Torres, who struck out seven occasions in 25 at-bats.
The Yankees needed Torres to get extra at bats than he would have in main league camp behind the newly signed Neil Walker, who is predicted to make his debut Friday, and the versatile Tyler Wade, who has had a powerful camp, batting .333.