The New York Yankees are rearranging their infield in the middle of a postseason race. Prior to Monday's makeup game against the Twins (GameTracker), manager Aaron Boone announced Gleyber Torres will shift from shortstop over to second base, and it could be a permanent move. Utility man Tyler Wade is starting at shortstop Monday.
"I think it could be (a permanent move) right now," Boone told reporters (video link). "Talked a little bit with Gleyber a little earlier in the season when I was considering it. Talked to him today and he feels ready to go there. Hopefully that's something that gives us the best look and sparks us a little bit."
Torres took over as the starting shortstop last year -- he came up through the minors as a shortstop and also played the position early in 2019, while Didi Gregorius was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery -- and has struggled in the field, committing 27 errors in 148 games. During that time he ranks dead last among all qualified shortstops with minus-21 defensive runs saved.