Just a day after the New York Yankees acquired veteran second baseman, Neil Walker, the front office made a decision that many saw coming after this movement. Before that, top prospect Gleyber Torres was seen as the natural option as the starting second baseman; however, that situation changed pretty quickly.
Roster Moves: Following today’s game, the Yankees optioned C Kyle Higashioka and INF Gleyber Torres to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigned them to minor league camp.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) 13 de marzo de 2018
The New York Yankees themselves, through their Public Relations Twitter account, announced that Gleyber Torres will be demoted to Triple-A and will report to the minor leagues camp. Along with the Venezuelan, catcher Kyle Higashioka was sent too to Triple-A.
Gleyber Torres has been optioned by the Yankees.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) 13 de marzo de 2018
Torres was out for the most part of last season, as he suffered an injury in one of his arms, leading him to a Tommy John surgery. After his rehab, the 21-year-old hasn't been able to find his groove during this Spring Training, batting just for .160 with 7 strikeouts in 11 games.