Update: Aaron Boone said postgame that Torres was removed as a precaution after he felt weakness in his lower leg. However, he added that Torres told him he felt fine after the game.
Gleyber Torres was removed in the seventh inning of Friday’s Yankees-Blue Jays game after slipping on the outfield grass earlier in the contest.
In the fourth inning, Torres tried to field a slow grounder up the middle and prevent a run from scoring. However, as he gathered himself and tried to throw home, he fell onto the grass in pain as the Jays scored a run.
After writhing on the ground for a moment, Torres was able to get up and remained in the game. He’d take his next two at-bats and was removed before the top of the seventh inning. Gio Urshela took his spot in the lineup while DJ LeMahieu shifted over to second base.
It’s unclear why Torres was removed from the game. This post will be updated as more news is available.
Torres, DJ LeMahieu and Austin Romine are the only three Yankees position players to stay on the active roster all season.