For once, the Yankees apparently got lucky with a potential injury.
Of course, the word “apparently” must be stressed, given the organization’s luck, or lack thereof, when it has come to losing players for long stretches this season.
An MRI of Gleyber Torres’ right hamstring taken late Saturday morning came back negative, the team announced before Saturday's 7-2 victory over the Blue Jays at the Stadium.
“I felt like he was going to be OK, but still, you know MRIs are going to find things,” Aaron Boone said after the game. “So the fact that it came back clean kind of confirmed what we had hoped. Good news. I’ll probably still give him tomorrow [off] going into the off day [Monday] and then see where we’re at.”
Torres, who leads the Yankees with 38 homers, left Friday night’s game in the sixth inning, two innings after losing his footing and going down awkwardly while trying to make a throw.
“Last night was a scary moment,” Torres said after Saturday's game. “After that play, I felt really good, but a couple innings later, I started to feel weak, so I preferred to be smart and take care of my leg.”
Torres said he woke up Saturday morning feeling “100 percent.”
“I did the MRI just in case, but I knew it was nothing serious,” Torres said.
Before Saturday’s game, Boone said that even if the test revealed good news, he plans to play it cautiously with Torres, who has played in 140 games, the rest of the way.
“I think he’s OK,” Boone said. “But the wear and tear of playing every day in the season … He’s been kind of taking care of himself every day and getting treatment on a lot of his lower half just as a maintenance thing, so certainly with him, [we’ll] try to be a little more cautious.”