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Yankees SS Gleyber Torres to receive thumb MRI

Torres injured his left thumb while trying to steal second base Sunday

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees don’t know whether or not shortstop Gleyber Torres will be available to start the week after an injury he suffered Sunday afternoon.

Torres injured his left thumb while attempting to steal second base in a game against the Minnesota Twins. He remained in the game, but manager Aaron Boone said that the injury got progressively worse throughout the game.

Boone said that Torres will receive an MRI on his hand and that he’s “a little concerned right now” about his health and playing status moving forward in the immediate future.

The shortstop is in his fourth season as an everyday player on the Yankees infield. He started his career hot, but has tapered off a bit the last two seasons. In 2021, he’s currently hitting .253 with six home runs through 99 games played. Though he may be turning it around. Before this injury, Torres had been hitting over .300 with half of his home runs coming in the last 28 days.