Gleyber Torres has simple goals for this season: Stay healthy and win a world championship.
Nothing else matters.
“I don’t think about hits, homers, anything about me,” he said Tuesday at the 40th annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at Chelsea Piers. “I just want to win the World Series.”
It’s why Torres started training earlier this year, less than a month after the Yankees’ season ended against the Astros in the ALCS, preparing himself for the upcoming season way back in November.
Last year, the 23-year-old Torres started working out around the start of the new year, and enjoyed a strong season, posting a slash line of .278/.337/.535 with 38 home runs, 90 RBIs and an .871 OPS. But now there will be even more responsibility on his broad shoulders, replacing Didi Gregorius as the Yankees’ shortstop — the position Torres played during his minor league career — in his third full season in The Bronx.
“[I’m] excited,” he said. “I’m really comfortable at second base, too. I learned a lot about that position, but I’m back to my position. I feel more comfortable. I don’t feel pressure in anything. I just want to play my game and try to win…