Sport Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres out for season win injured elbow

23:30  19 june  2017
23:30  19 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Yankees place Torres on seven-day DL. The Yankees put top prospect Gleyber Torres on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis Wednesday. James Kaprielian, the Yankees ' top pitching prospect , will undergo season -ending Tommy John surgery next Tuesday to repair his right elbow

While Clint Frazier is generally seen as the New York Yankees top prospect , Gleyber Torres is making a strong push for the crown in the Arizona Fall League. He is ready for his first taste of the upper levels next season at Double-A Trenton.

Infielder Gleyber Torres, the top prospect in the Yankees organization, will undergo Tommy John surgery after an MRI on Monday reveled a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, the team announced Monday.

Gleyber Torres © (Getty Images) Gleyber Torres

Torres is expected to be ready for spring training next season.

Torres injured his elbow sliding headfirst into home plate during the Triple-A Scranton RailRiders’ game in Buffalo on Saturday, the New York Daily News noted.

With he’s a natural shortstop, Torres — the fourth-best prospect in baseball, according to ESPN's Keith Law — was being groomed by the Yankees to replace Chase Headley at third base, reported last week.

Torres was hitting .287/.383/.480 with seven home runs and 34 RBI through 55 games with Scranton and Trenton this season.

Yankees place Starlin Castro on 10-day DL .
Castro left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, and the team decided to be cautious with his health.Castro pulled up lame running to first base in a 6-5 win against the White Sox. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but Castro stated Monday that he doesn't believe he suffered a muscle tear.

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