By Brad Carroll
Top New York Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres, who many believe is a can’t-miss star and someone who would be in the Bronx somewhere around the All-Star break, will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
Torres was injured on a slide into home plate Saturday in Triple-A game. X-rays were originally negative, but the injury has been revealed to be a torn UCL. He will undergo Tommy John surgery, but is expected to be ready for spring training next season.
Torres was hitting .309 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 23 games in Triple-A. Here is our story on Torres needing to be on the Major League roster heading into the season.
This is more bad news for a Yankees team that has lost six straight games, including a four-game sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics. They return home Tuesday.