Posted April 17, 2018 at 06:01 AM | Updated April 17, 2018 at 06:34 AM
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By Brendan Kuty | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
What’s wrong with Torres?
Perhaps on the verge of his first major league call up, Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres was pulled in the fifth inning of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s game against the Brave’s Triple-A affiliate. What gives? Was he hurt? Were the Yankees considering calling him up?
Torres complained of a stiff back and the Yankees took him out of the game, general manager Brian Cashman said Monday night.
Torres, 21, was in the midst of his seventh straight game at third base — a clear sign the Yankees are trying to ready him for a potential call up, should regular third baseman Brandon Drury’s migraine problem keep him on the disabled list for an extended period.
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How’s Giancarlo Stanton’s knee?
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton had a huge ice pack on his left knee following Monday’s game. He got hit there with a pitch earlier in the night.
“No problem whatsoever,” Stanton said about the knee.
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How did Drury’s big test go?
Before the game, Drury (severe migraines) said he goes “all the time” to the plate with blurred vision, thanks to his headaches he’s having treated while on the DL. On Monday, Drury took four rounds of outdoor batting practice for the first time since he was put on ice. He also tracked groundballs at third base while standing behind Tyler Wade.
“Pretty light workout (Monday),” manager Aaron Boone said. “Wasn’t overly strenuous. Took some groundballs. Think he came out feeling well. Hopefully a step along the way to him starting to come back.”
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Shocker: Jacoby Ellsbury is hurt again
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a brand new injury, his third of the season. This time, it’s plantar fasciitis in his right heel, Boone said. It developed while he was rehabbing his sore left hip and his strained right oblique, which was what landed him on the DL to start the season and what caused him to miss much of spring training.
Boone said Ellsbury is getting treatment at the team’s player development complex in Tampa and that there’s no timetable for when he’ll start baseball activity.