Gleyber Torres Day-to-Day with Right Elbow Contusion; X-Rays Negative

Lou DiPietro
July 30, 2020 - 10:15 pm
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New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres left Thursday night’s game in Baltimore early, removed in the bottom of the fourth after being hit by a pitch on the right elbow in the first inning.

The team can seemingly breathe a sigh of relief, however, as X-rays taken at Camden Yards were negative, and Torres was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion.

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In the Yankees' post-game Zoom availability, Torres said his elbow felt "very tight" after getting hit, but added that he felt "better and better" as the night went on. Still, he is officially day-to-day.

Torres owned the Orioles in 2019, slashing .400/.500/1.167 with seven home runs and 10 RBI at Camden Yards and posting a .394/.467/1.045 line with 13 homers and 20 RBIs in 18 games overall against the O’s.

The former, he told the media earlier Thursday, likely comes from “seeing the ball better” at Camden Yards.

“To me, the view is really [good>; you can see the ball better than other ballparks,” Torres said. “All the guys feel the energy when we come here. We play really good baseball right here. We 100 percent respect the other team. We come in to compete.”

That said, Torres finished this trip to Baltimore hitless, as he was 0-for-4 with a walk in Wednesday’s game, then was hit by the pitch and later flew out on Thursday before being replaced by Tyler Wade.

The Yankees, though, did get a 9-3 win in the opener, and a comeback 8-6 win in a finale that included a nearly two-hour rain delay - also a staple of Yankees trips to Baltimore. 

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