Gleyber Torres was on the field at Yankees Stadium hours before the series-opener with the Rays working out. It was the fourth straight day the shortstop has been testing his leg on the field and the Yankees are hopeful he will be able to come off the injured list soon.
“He is getting close,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “I’ve been excited about where he was really in the first couple of days outside the injury, it seemed like he was doing really well. Just watching his progression over the last several days watching how he’s moving around. I almost feel like he’s moving around better than even before the injury.
“So I’m excited about his progress and I would say he’s definitely getting close.”
Boone would not put a timeframe on “close,” however. Just after the Yankees let the MLB trade deadline pass without making a move, Boone was still confident that he would have enough players coming back from the injured list to keep the Yankees in the mix down the stretch.