Yankees' Torres avoids trip to IL

The New York Yankees didn't have to add Gleyber Torres to their long injured list Wednesday as tests on the infielder came back negative after he had to leave two games in the previous three days.

Torres was sent back to New York for evaluation -- including an MRI exam -- after he again experienced what was described as "core pain" following Tuesday night's 9-4 win at the Baltimore Orioles.

"Went through a battery of tests today and everything checked out OK," Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters about Torres before Wednesday's game in Baltimore, according to MLB.com. "MRIs, testing again for a sports hernia, any strains, and everything turned out to be negative. Looking at him as day to day.

"I think he's upbeat, he feels good, so he's on his way back now, and he'll travel with us to Toronto."

Torres also left Sunday's home game against the Boston Red Sox because of the same core ailment, undergoing tests that night at a hospital.

Torres, 22, has been an All-Star in each of his two major league seasons. He is hitting .281 with 23 homers and 62 RBIs in 105 games this year after batting .271 with 24 homers and 77 RBIs in 123 games as a rookie.

He has played 67 games at shortstop this year and 39 at second base.

The Yankees, who have 16 players on the injured list, start a four-game series at the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, and Boone didn't indicate he would need to ease Torres back into the lineup.

"If we were concerned with it, we would have been proactive with this," Boone said.

"It's not something we want to risk or anything. We'll see where we're at each day. If he's not better in a couple days and we're in a situation where we need the extra spot, then we can do something at that point. But as of right now, we are planning on moving forward."

--Field Level Media