BALTIMORE (AP) — Gleyber Torres says he takes his transfer from shortstop again to second base in stride.
Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone determined to make the change after Torres made 18 errors this season, together with 4 up to now week.
“The whole lot for the workforce,“ Torres stated earlier than Tuesday evening’s sport on the Baltimore Orioles. “I didn’t actually do job at quick. I made too many errors and I really feel the best way we’re proper now we are able to’t make any errors. So, I really feel actually good to maneuver to second and I simply need to be a part of the workforce.”
Torres was primarly a second baseman in 2018 and 2019, seeing time at shortstop when Didi Gregorius was harm. When Gregorius left as a free agent forward of the 2020 season, the Yankees moved Torres throughout the diamond to shortstop.
Boone is shifting Gio Urshela from third base to shortstop and DJ LeMahieu from second to to 3rd base. Torres made the change for Monday’s sport towards Minnesota.
“I nonetheless really feel like his finest baseball is forward of him,” Boone stated. “I simply felt just like the timing was proper. Over the past week, I felt like the burden of a few errors he’s made out there was type of impactful.
Torres started Tuesday with a .249 with seven homers and 45 RBIs over 109 video games. He hit .243 with three homers and 16 RBIs throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Torres batted .278 with 38 homers and 90 RBIs in 2019, making the AL All-Star workforce for the second consecutive season.
“It’s weighed him down just a little bit,“ Boone stated of Torres’ protection. ”Hopefully, that is one thing that may free him up just a little right here down the stretch. Hopefully, it should put us able to exit and play our greatest baseball.”
“The best way I performed the primary two years of my profession, I performed second and made two All-Star video games,” Torres stated. “No matter they want. If I’ve to maneuver again to quick subsequent season, I’ll be out there. If not, I’ll keep at second and do my factor just like the final couple of years.”
Torres stated he doesn’t have a choice to maneuver again to shortstop subsequent yr.
“I’m constructive he generally is a actually good second baseman,” Boone stated. “When he makes a mistake on protection, it tends to final for weeks. In the event you actually have a look at it and actually watch us intently, there’s been numerous regular play by him at shortstop. There’s been numerous him making the routine play. He’s had a sport right here and there the place he’s made a mistake that winds up costing us or we don’t get that remaining out and it creates a much bigger story.
“That a part of the strain of that place just a little and it’s had just a little little bit of an affect. However I do really feel he’s able to taking part in the place.”
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