BALTIMORE: Gleyber Torres dominated the Orioles last year, scoring 13 goals in 18 games. So far, 2020 has been tougher for Torres versus Baltimore.
The Yankees shortstop got Wednesday’s win and left Thursday’s 8-6 victory over Camden Yards in the fourth inning after punching him in the right elbow with a throw to the first.
The Yankees announced that the X-rays were negative and Torres suffered a contusion, which is good news for the short stop, which was replaced by Tyler Wade.
Aaron Boone called the day-to-day of the injury and Torres said he decided to leave the game because the injury affected his throwing ability.
Boone said Tommy Kahnle was unavailable on Thursday and the team would provide an update right. Kahnle has made a single appearance so far this season, when he hit the winger in an eighth inning to protect a single win in Sunday’s win over the nationals. The bullpen is no longer with Aroldis Chapman, who has been sidelined with COVID-19.
When the Astros were found guilty for the last season of having used electronics to steal posters in 2017, no player was disciplined, as part of a deal made in Major League Baseball to encourage players to cooperate.
Sources confirmed Thursday that MLB and the players’ association have reached an agreement that would allow Commissioner Rob Manfred to suspend players without paying for a similar offense going forward, The Athletic reported first.
“I think that’s a good thing,” Boone said. “It’s obviously become a problem in our sport. I think in a way, to some extent, now because there’s been a failure after everything that happened this winter. Anything we can do. to make it fairly competitive, the best you can, I am a supporter ”.
It looks like some players have taken matters into their own hands, with Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly suspending eight games for throwing the Astros in the falls on Tuesday.
Due to this season’s schedule, the Yankees would not face Houston until the playoffs. Torres was asked what he thought of Kelly’s actions.
“I’d rather not comment on it,” Torres said. “I don’t mean anything bad. If someone wants to do something, do it. I guess that’s what it is.”
When the Yankees have their home workshop in The Bronx on Friday against the Red Sox, they won’t have cardboard scraps in the stands, as other teams, like Boston and the Mets, have done this season. Instead, the team intends to place the canvas along the Legends seats behind the plate.
The Phillies announced Thursday that a clubhouse coach and assistant tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled a workout at their home park and put the Yankees calendar back on track next week.
The Phillies, who played the Marlins in Philadelphia over the weekend, were scheduled to play the Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park this weekend, but those games have been postponed and the league said in a statement that ” would coordinate with health experts and the Major. League Baseball Players Association in planning the resumption of the Phillies game. “
The Yankees had planned to play the Phillies this week before Philadelphia stopped the season. Instead, they moved on to a two-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees are scheduled to play the Red Sox in The Bronx starting Friday. Beyond that, Boone isn’t sure what his team will do.
“I really don’t know anything,” Boone said. “Does this affect next week? I guess in some ways I could. I have no directive from anyone. The league probably doesn’t know how it will develop next week. Our focus is here right now and then at home against the Red Sox. “
Mike Gillespie, Boone’s coach at USC, died Wednesday night. Boone said Gillespie was one of the reasons he used the No. 19 when he played, including with the Yankees.
– Additional reports by Zach Braziller