MLB All-Star Game 2019: Yankees’ Gleyber Torres added to AL team as injury replacement

first_img MLB All-Star 2019: Yankees’ Aaron Boone ‘thinks it’s a joke’ Gleyber Torres isn’t on AL roster MLB All-Star 2019: Home Run Derby matchups ranked Boone vented Wednesday about Torres’ initial snub, fittingly before a 5-1 win over the Mets in which Torres had a pair of run-scoring singles: “I think it’s a joke he’s not on that team. Gleyber Torres, not an All-Star? You can kick rocks on that one. That’s ridiculous.”Torres, 22, is slashing .298/.365/.543 with 19 home runs and 50 RBIs for the first-place Yankees in his second MLB season. Related News Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres has been named as an injury replacement for the Rays’ Brandon Lowe in next week’s All-Star Game in Cleveland, MLB announced Thursday.That should make New York manager Aaron Boone happy.center_img The Yankees’ social media team weighed in on MLB’s announcement of Torres being added, with, “As it should be.” By making his second All-Star Game in as many seasons, Torres is among some very select company with one of MLB’s most storied franchises. He joins Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle as the only Yankees to have made two All-Star appearances before turning 23.As sweet as the day was for Torres, it was equally bittersweet for Lowe, the Rays rookie infielder who on Thursday was placed on the injured list with a bone bruise in his shin the day after he was named to the All-Star Game as an injury replacement himself.Lowe was to replace the Angels’ Tommy La Stella, who broke a bone in his leg when he fouled a ball off his shin, a play remarkably similar to the one that has sidelined Lowe.last_img

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