There’s a reason why the New York Yankees have made sure to hang on to young infielder Gleyber Torres in trade talks with other teams over the past couple of years.
Because the 22-year-old Torres continues to do things we have not seen from Yankees players in ages. It was just last month that Torres joined Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantleas the only members of this rich organization to hit 20 homers in a season before the age of 23.
Well, he made another elite Yankee trio this past Friday when he took this Eduardo Rodriguez offering deep over the left field fence for a grand slam.
In doing so, Torres became the third-youngest Yankees player of all time to hit two grand slams in the same season. He joined the aforementioned Mantle and Yogi Berra on that exclusive list.
It’s simply wild to realize how much he has accomplished at such a young age. Torres entered Friday’s action hitting .287 with 20 homers and 56 RBI. He’s already a two-time All-Star.
That home run was all the Yankees would need for the win.
It was just one of four wins of the Yankees four game sweep of the Red Sox this weekend that put them 14.5 behind the Yanks and 6.5 back in the AL Wildcard.
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