Aaron Boone insists he’s not concerned about Gleyber Torres’ shaky start.
In three days, however, the burgeoning superstar has gone from the team’s third-place hitter to No. 6. It’s a sign that his anemic .119 batting average and 0-for-24 stretch is at least something the team is monitoring in this shortened season in which results are amplified and every game carries additional weight.
“I’m not really worried about Gleyber too much,” Boone said over Zoom before the Yankees opened a four-game series against the Rays in Tampa with a 1-0 setback. “He’s been probably a little over-aggressive, probably expanding the zone a little bit, chasing [pitches]. We’re all human, even as great of a player as Gleyber is.”
Since leaving a victory over the Orioles in the fourth inning on July 30 after getting hit in the elbow by a pitch, Torres has struggled, it should be noted. He has two hits in his last 25 at-bats. With that said, he was just 3-for-15 before getting hit by the John Means pitch. He’s reached base just three times in 12 games, walking only twice.
Boone pointed to some bad luck and the young shortstop expanding the strike zone as reasons for…