It's definitely time for Torres.
The timing of the promotion makes sense.
Brandon Drury, acquired from Arizona early in spring training, began the season as the Yankees' third baseman but has not played since April 6 because of severe migraines. Utility man Tyler Wade is off to a awful start in 2018, hitting.086 in 38 plate appearances through Saturday, and infielder Brandon Drury remains on the disabled list because of severe migraines and blurry vision.
Drury is progressing after doctors determined that an irritated tendon in his neck is causing his vision issues.
After going hitless in his first minor league game of the season, he's been on a tear the rest of the way. Wade, who won the second base job out of spring training, is hitting an abysmal.086 and is three for his last 35 at the plate.
Over the last three seasons, the Yankees have been giving their young players a chance.
The question now is, where will Torres play? Tyler Wade and Niel Walker are now playing second, and in their last 94 at-bats they've combined for just four extra-base hits and seven RBIs.
"Obviously, I think you all realize how much we value him as a player, short term certainly and for our future", Aaron Boone said before the game. "He's a good friend, he's a good ballplayer that has a lot of talent". Torres is expected to be in the lineup for that game. "He has two errors on the year but said wherever he plays, he feels he's both athletic and prepared enough to thrive", reported the NY Post. Of course, the promotion confirms his health.
Torres batted.287/.383/.480 with 7 home runs and 34 RBIs for Double-A Trenton Thunder and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2017. With Torres being recalled Saturday night, that will no longer be a problem.
After splitting time between third base and second with SWB, Boone said Torres, a natural shortstop, will stay at second in The Bronx, at least for now.