Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres was removed from Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles with an apparent injury. The specific nature of the injury is not yet known, but the club should pass along an update after the game.
Torres was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Breyvic Valera. MLB.com’s Zachary Silver suggests that the injury may be related to a lunging swing he took in the third inning. Torres suffered a “core” injury on Sunday so he may have exacerbated the issue.
Torres, 22, has hit a productive .282/.349/.508 with 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 437 plate appearances this season. If he should need to go on the injured list, the Yankees may move DJ LeMahieu to second base on a more full-time basis. Valera also started three of the last four games at second base, so he could see increased playing time as well.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.