Gleyber Torres Exits Yankees vs. Rays Because of Hamstring Injury

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2020

New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres reacts after striking out against Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 9-3. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres exited Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a tight left hamstring, the club announced.

He was 0-for-2 with one RBI in the contest prior to being injured.

This isn't the first physical setback for the 23-year-old, who suffered an elbow injury in July, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2017 and suffered injuries to his core and hamstring in 2019.

Torres still appeared in 144 games last year and made his second All-Star Game in two seasons while slashing .278/.337/.535 with 38 home runs and 90 RBI. He helped lead a Yankees team that dealt with injuries throughout the year to an American League East crown and established himself as a clear-cut star on one of the sport's marquee teams.

He has followed up with a .231 average, one home run and six RBI in 24 games in 2020.

Look for Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada to play shortstop if Torres is forced to miss significant time.

Torres' injury is just the latest blow to the Yankees' roster. Aaron Judge (calf), Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), DJ LeMahieu (thumb) and Zack Britton (hamstring) are among the players who are currently on the injured list.