NEW YORK – Gleyber Torres is being moved back to second base from shortstop by the New York Yankees.
Torres, 24, was primarily second baseman during his first two seasons with the Yankees in 2018 and 2019. He replaced at shortstop when Didi Gregorius was injured and was transferred there for 2020 after Gregorius left as a free agent to sign with Philadelphia. Phillies.
Torres made nine mistakes last year and is 18 this season, the second-most in the American League behind Toronto’s Bo Bichette. Torres had a pair of errors in a weekend series against the New York Mets, including one that led to three dirty runs in Sunday’s 7-6 loss.
DJ LeMahieu moved to third and Tyler Wade was placed at shortstop for Monday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Gio Urshela will likely move from third base to shortstop starting Tuesday night in Baltimore.
“I feel like this last week has weighed on him,” Boone said of Torres. “Obviously we are at a critical time of the year.”