BALTIMORE – Gleyber Torres dominated the Orioles last year, hitting 13 homers in 18 games. So far, 2020 has been more difficult for Torres against Baltimore.
The Yankees ‘chance remained unbeaten in Wednesday’s victory, leaving Camden Yards’ 8-6 victory in the fourth inning on Thursday after breaking into the right elbow with a step in the first.
The Yankees announced that the X-rays were negative and Torres suffered an injury, which is good news for the short stop, which was replaced by Tyler Wade.
Aaron Boone called the injury “everyday” and Torres said he decided to leave the game because the injury affected his ability to throw.
Boone said Tommy Canle was unavailable on Thursday and the team will provide an update to the right on Friday. Canle has made just one appearance so far this season, scoring in a pointless eight to defend a one-run lead in Sunday’s victory over the national team. He is now without Aroldis Chapman, who was left aside with COVID-19.
When the Astros were found guilty last season of using electronics to steal signs in 2017, no player was disciplined as part of a Major League baseball deal made to encourage players to cooperate.
Sources confirmed on Thursday that the MLB and the players’ association have reached an agreement that allows Commissioner Rob Manfred to suspend players without paying for such a crime, as reported first by The Athletic.
“I think it’s a good thing,” Boone said. “Obviously this is something that is becoming a problem in our sport – I think in some respects to a lesser extent now, because after all there were quite sharp situations that continued this winter. All we can do to be competitively fair is as best you can, I support. “
Some players seem to have taken matters into their own hands, with Dodger liberator Joe Kelly suspending eight throwing games for Astros on Tuesday.
Due to the schedule for the season, the Yankees would not face Houston in the playoffs. Torres was asked what he thought of Kelly’s actions.
“I prefer not to comment on that,” Torres said. “I do not want to say anything wrong. If someone wants to do something, they do it. I guess that’s it. “
When the Yankees have their home opening in the Bronx on Friday against the Red Sox, they will not have cardboard cuts in the stands, as other teams – such as the Boston and Mets – have done this season. Instead, the team intends to put a tarp over the Legends seats behind the home sign.
Phyllis announced Thursday that an employee of the coach and the club’s household is testing positive for COVID-19 and they are canceling a workout in their home park and putting the Yankee schedule back on stream next week.
Phyllis, who plays Marlins in Philadelphia over the weekend, was scheduled to play Blue Jays at Citizen Park Park this weekend, but those games were postponed and the league said in a statement that it would “coordinate with health experts and the Major League Baseball Players Association.” planning the resumption of the Phillies game. “
The Yankees were scheduled to play Phyllis this week before Philadelphia paused the season. Instead, they moved on to a series of two games against the Orioles in Baltimore.
The Yankees are scheduled to play the Red Sox in the Bronx on Friday. Beyond that, Boone isn’t sure what his team will do.
“I don’t really know anything,” Boone said. “Does this affect next week?” I guess somehow it could. I have not received a directive from anyone. The league probably doesn’t know how it will unfold next week. Our focus is here and now at home against the Red Sox. “
USC Boone College coach Mike Gillespie died Wednesday night. Boone said Gillespie was one of the reasons he wore №19 when he played – including the Yankees.
– Additional reporting by Zack Brasiler