Boone On WFAN: Yankees' Staying 'Vigilant' With Gleyber Torres

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August 08, 2019 - 7:11 pm
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone is playing it safe when it comes to infielder Gleyber Torres.

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Torres left Tuesday's matchup against the Orioles with what the team classified as a "core injury." It's the same issue that resulted in Torres being sent to the hospital days before the Yankees' series with Baltimore, according to The New York Post. Torres has been withheld from the Yankees lineup, but Boone's yet to place the 22-year-old on the team's injured list.

Boone joined WFAN's Evan Roberts and John Jastremski on Thursday to discuss Torres' status heading into the team's weekend series against the Blue Jays. 

"We've run him through just about every test you can possibly do," Boone said. "Everything checks out good with him. He's felt pretty good and feels like he's continuing to get better. I'm going to try and stay away from him for at least a couple of days and just let him recover and build back up. We do feel good about his overall health and where he's at but we're also going to try and stay incredibly vigilant on it and be real communicative with him as far as exactly how he's feeling and hopefully we can put this behind us."

 

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Is there a possibility that Torres could serve as the Yankees' designated hitter at any point before he returns to his normal duties? Boone isn't counting on it.

"I kind of feel like when he's ready to DH, he's ready to play," Boone said. "If we don't feel like he's ready to play, then I don't want to play him at all. There could be a DH in there but I wouldn't necessarily count on it. 

Torres is batting .281 and is second on the team with 62 RBI. 

Boone also provided an update on slugger Luke Voit, who was placed on the 10-day IL with a hernia.

"Not sure yet. I would say we're still at least pretty optimistic. I actually texted with Luke yesterday, who's back in New York right now. He's doing all his rehab work there. And he actually ran yesterday. He says he feels really good and he felt really good running so that was an encouraging sign."