No extension talks with Gleyber Torres yet: Yankees’ melee or strategic shift?

Yankees star Gleyber Torres is at a training session in January 2024.

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With Gleyber Torres entering the final year of his contract, questions swirl about his future with the New York Yankees. During a recent media session in Tampa, general manager Brian Cashman remained tight-lipped on the matter.

While confirming Gleyber Torres as the team’s starting second baseman for the upcoming season, Cashman revealed that no contract extension discussions have transpired. This leaves Torres’ long-term future with the Yankees shrouded in uncertainty.

Despite a standout 2023 season with a .273 average, .347 on-base percentage, .453 slugging percentage, 25 home runs, and 68 RBIs – even amidst teammate injuries that limited him to 158 games – the future of Gleyber Torres with the New York Yankees remains uncertain.

Gleyber Torres extension quiet: Yankees’ problem or tactical curveball?

Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is trying at a simulator of F1's Williams Racing in the 2023 offseason.
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During a recent media session, general manager Brian Cashman wouldn’t budge on potential contract extensions for Gleyber Torres, who is entering the final year of his deal. While confirming the second baseman as the starting second baseman for the upcoming season, Cashman kept mum on any long-term discussions, leaving Torres’ future with the Yankees in limbo.

Cashman stated that there had not been any discussions regarding the matter at that time, adding that it was uncertain what the future held. During last year’s spring training, Gleyber Torres disclosed that he hadn’t been engaged in any discussions with the Yankees regarding a contract extension.

Gleyber Torres expressed a desire for such a move but stated that it was not within his control, mentioning that he had two more years of control and implying that he would have two more opportunities if not traded.

While Gleyber Torres acknowledges trade rumors have swirled around him for several seasons, the Yankees held onto him last year, hoping for a late playoff push. Unfortunately, their efforts fell short, and they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

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Despite the lack of contract extension talks, Gleyber Torres’ importance to the 2024 team is undeniable. His strong performance last season, coupled with the Yankees’ championship aspirations, makes him a crucial asset. Whether his future lies in the Bronx long-term or not, he needs to deliver on the field and contribute significantly to their World Series pursuit.

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