Yankees sit out struggling starters Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu vs. Blue Jays tonight

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JUNE 12: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees fields a Kansas City Royals infield hit during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 12, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Amanda Paula
Thursday June 27, 2024

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New York Yankees starting infielders Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu are absent from the lineup for Thursday night’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What happened with Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu?

Yankees sit out struggling starter Gleyber Torres  vs. Blue Jays on June 27
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Gleyber Torres was benched for the second game between the New York Yankees and the Mets due to a lack of hustle in the previous game. His performance at both the plate and in the field has been subpar for much of the season.

Yankees sit out struggling starter Gleyber Torres  vs. Blue Jays on June 27
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DJ LeMahieu, returning from the injured list, has struggled offensively. In 85 plate appearances with the Yankees this season, he has yet to record an extra-base hit and holds a .143 batting average with a .452 OPS.

In their absence, Jahmai Jones will start in the Yankees’ lineup at second base and bat sixth, while Oswaldo Cabrera will hit eighth and play third base.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Yankees may look to bolster their infield if Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu do not show improvement in the coming weeks.

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