New York Yankees reinstate Gleyber Torres from IL

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Jun 13, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) looks on after striking out in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees reinstated shortstop Gleyber Torres from the injured list Friday and optioned outfielder Estevan Florial to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Torres landed on the 10-day IL on Aug. 9 with a sprained left thumb. The two-time All-Star rejoins the team for Friday’s opener of a three-game series in the Bronx against the Baltimore Orioles.

Torres, 24, is batting .253 with six homers, 42 RBIs and a career-best 12 stolen bases in 99 games this season.

He is a lifetime .267/.337/.459 hitter with 71 homers and 225 RBIs in 408 games since his 2018 debut.

Florial, 23, is batting .300 (6 for 20) with a home run and two RBIs in nine games with the Yankees in 2021.

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–Field Level Media