Torres is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Rays, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Torres had been scheduled to receive Wednesday's game off before inclement weather resulted in a postponement. Despite the built-in rest day, Torres will sit for the first half of the doubleheader, but he should be back in the starting nine for the second game. Gio Urshela will pick up a start at third base in Torres' stead.
Torres will be on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Rays. Torres gets his first day off of the second half. DJ LeMahieu slides over to second base in his absence, with Gio Urshela starting at third.
Torres is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. He'll sit after a string of 11 consecutive starts, during which he went 13-for-40 (.325 average) with a home run, nine runs and five RBI. Torres' hot finish to the first half was enough to earn him a second consecutive trip to the All-Star Game.
Torres is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Torres will head to the bench after hitting .387 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 12 runs while starting each of the last 10 games. Despite his immense success of late, Torres will likely stick in the bottom half of the lineup on a regular basis with the Yankees recently acquiring Edwin Encarnacion and getting their top two power hitters (Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge) back from the injured list.
Torres went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over Houston. Torres tacked on two key insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, leaving the yard for the 18th time this season. He's pieced together a .287/.347/.544 slash line with 45 RBI over 71 contests in 2019.
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