Torres Slides Into Natural Role At Shortstop

Gregorius Gets A Rest

June 04, 2018 - 5:39 pm


Gleyber Torres hit home run number 10 in the Yankees' 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of their day-night doubleheader Monday, and in game two he will debut at shortstop, giving Didi Gregorius the night off.

Having come up as a natural shortstop in the minors, Aaron Boone isn't questioning the move whatsoever. “Him moving over there, you’re not reaching at all,’’ Boone said. “Frankly, it’s more of a natural spot for him.”

The Yankees also reinstated Adam Warren from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Game 2 with the Tigers, while Tommy Kahnle was optioned to Triple-A.

Neil Walker will fill in for Torres and play second base.