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New York Yankees place Gleyber Torres (thumb) on 10-day IL

Jul 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates with teammates  after scoring a run during the second inning against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the second inning against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres landed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a sprained left thumb.

The team also recalled right-hander Nick Nelson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and signed infielder Andrew Velazquez to a major league contract, adding both players to the 26-man roster ahead of Monday night’s game in Kansas City.

Torres, 24, went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The two-time All-Star is batting .253 with six homers and 42 RBIs in 99 games this season.

Nelson, 25, is 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in 10 appearances (two starts) for the Yankees this season. He is 2-2 with a 3.50 ERA in 15 games (four starts) in Triple-A.

Velazquez, 27, is a career .156 hitter with three RBIs and six steals in 68 games with the Tampa Bay Rays (2018-19), Cleveland Indians (2019) and Baltimore Orioles (2020).

Velazquez batted .283 with seven homers, 43 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in 70 games this season at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

–Field Level Media