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New York Yankees Place Standout Rookie Gleyber Torres on DL

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees have placed starting second baseman Gleyber Torres on the 10-Day DL with a right hip strain. Torres exited Wednesday’s game against the Braves with hip tightness, and an MRI later revealed the hip strain. Yankee manager Aaron Boone is “hoping it’s a short stint”, but acknowledges it will “probably take us to the All-Star break”, which is about two weeks away.

Torres, who is 21 years old, has a .296 batting average, with 15 home runs and 42 RBIs in 62 games since being called up by the Yankees. He also took home the AL Rookie of the Month honors for the month of May. 

In his stead, Neil Walker will most likely replace Torres as the Yankees primary second baseman, while middle infielder Tyler Wade and utilityman Brandon Drury also could see time at second.

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