The Yankees’ message to Gleyber Torres: Don’t try to do too much. The 21-year-old top prospect made a slick sliding defensive play at second on a grounder to his left on Tuesday. He also went 1-for-3 at the plate, upping his spring average to .158. “I don’t know if (he’s) rusty as (he) is such a special player on both sides of the ball that I think he probably — for a couple games there — maybe wanted to do a little bit too much offensively,” Aaron Boone said. “But our reminder to him is we know what you’re capable of, be who you are, just go do that. Don’t be in a hurry to do things.” Torres is playing for the first time since mid-June, when he suffered a season-ending injury that required Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing elbow. If Torres starts the season in the minors and spends two weeks there, the Yankees would get an extra year of team control.
Yankees feel Gleyber Torres is trying to do ‘too much’ as infielder seems likely to start season in minors
New York Daily News | Mar 7