Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres was held out of the starting lineup on Tuesday, and he played just four innings against the Braves yesterday before leaving because of tightness in his hip. After the game the Yankees placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip strain.
Torres is hitting .294/.350/.555 with 15 homers and 42 RBI over his first 63 major league games. Given that he won’t be available until July 14 — and given that the All-Star break starts two days later — there’s a good chance he’s done for the first half, even if the issue is a minor one. In his absence the Yankees will likely play Neil Walker at second base.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado entered Monday night’s game against the Nationals sitting on 997 hits for his career spanning seven seasons. Arenado hit an RBI double in the first inning, grounded out in the third, doubled again to lead off the fifth, then hit a solo homer to lead off the seventh, breaking a 5-5 tie. The homer, off of Wander Suero, represented the 1,000th career hit for Arenado.
Arenado now has four homers on the season along with 14 RBI, 15 runs scored, and a .281/.337/.483 batting line. He has recovered nicely after a slow start to the season — he had a .610 OPS following an 0-for-4 game against the Giants on April 13.