Yankees Cruise to 5-1 Win in Gleyber Torres' Hitless MLB Debut

Doug Mendoza
April 23, 2018

Highly touted prospect Gleyber Torres made his Major League Baseball debut after the Yankees called him up from their Triple-A affiliate.

Torres was officially promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will start at second base and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Torres, 21, is the Yankees's top prospect and ranked fifth overall by MLB Pipeline.

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Torres, who is from Venezuela, called his parents and said he hoped they would make it to NY in time for Sunday's game. He was pulled from the RailRiders' 6-5 loss to Toledo on Saturday after six innings before being informed of his promotion.

By keeping Torres in the minors for more than 20 days, the Yankees pushed back Torres' free agency eligibility by one year to 2024. He hit.287 with 14 doubles, seven homers and 34 RBIs in 202 at-bats previous year at Double-A and Triple-A.

With a 9-1 blowout of Toronto Saturday and now the much-anticipated debut of their beloved top prospect, Yankee fans can breathe a sigh of relief as this could be the spark their team needed in the heated division chase of Boston.

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