Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres needs Tommy John surgery

FEB. 17 2017 FILE Gleyber Torres
Jan Ortega | 21 June, 2017, 04:56

But, New York Yankees infield prospect Glyber Torres, ranked among the top prospects in all of Major League Baseball, tore his Ulner Collateral Ligament while sliding headfirst into home plate on Saturday while playing for Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Torres, who was acquired in last year's trade with the Cubs involving Aroldis Chapman, injured the elbow playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre when he was tagged out while diving for the plate Saturday.

Torres is expected to recover in time for spring training next year, the team said.

Baseball adopted the anti-collision rule ahead of the 2014 season. "Through 23 games, the 6'1" infielder was batting.309 with two home runs, 16 RBI and a.368 mark with RISP.

The Yankees manager addressed headfirst slides before Tuesday night's game against the Angels, offering new thoughts about Rule 7.13, implemented in 2014 concerning plays at home.

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrates with shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. He was selected the top player of last year's Arizona Fall League. "Yeah, he's going to miss 300 at-bats or whatever it is".

Dr. Ahmad is the team physician for the Yankees. Girardi said the Yankees will have a better idea by the end of this week on a possible return date.

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