Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres needs Tommy John surgery, out for season https://t.co/IkMwqzd6zV
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) June 19, 2017
Devastating news regarding the top prospect in our system. Especially when you consider Chase Headley being one of the biggest flaws on the team right now. Am I mad that the injury occurred during a collision at home plate? No. To quote the great Jim Harbaugh, “The human body craves contact.”
However, this is a big blow to a Yanks team that has lost 6 games in a row. The offense hasn’t been the problem, but it is sad when you see so much promise from a kid and then he’s out for the season in the blink on an eye. Who do we look to now? Jorge Mateo is still in our system but news is his attitude needs adjustment as well as his horrific batting average (.234). Do we continue to trot out a sub-par 3rd baseman every game? Is Ronald Torreyes going to be the glue that holds the hot corner together? Does this hurt our chances of getting a deal done at the deadline? Only time will tell.
But this really stings. I was looking forward to the Spanish invasion to continue in the infield. This is not what we needed on a Monday. #Pray4Gleyber