The Yankees called up Gleyber Torres earlier this season, and it didn’t take long for the rookie to play like a star, leading to some speculation of the 21-year-old’s future.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman put some of those trade rumors to rest Friday when he told reporters that the second baseman won’t be going anywhere. Cashman said Torres will be untouchable in trade talks this summer.
“Come on now,” Cashman said, per ESPN.com. “I’ve got to walk around this city.”
It makes sense why the Yankees do not want to lose Torres as he has hit 13 homers in his first 46 MLB games. The New York Daily News notes since Torres’ promotion to the majors on May 4, he has hit the second-most home runs in all of baseball (behind the Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez) entering Friday’s play.
“This team has really earned the right to get reinforced if we can possibly find a way,” Cashman said. “We really like the team we’ve got, and we’d certainly love to make it better if it’s possible.”
Torres is hitting .289 with 33 RBIs. The Yankees are 45-20, having won seven of their last nine games.