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Yankees briefly shift Gleyber Torres to right field

LAKELAND, Fla. — Gleyber Torres is transferring again dwelling to second base from shortstop this yr, however on Monday, he briefly added proper discipline to his repertoire.

The Yankees, who’ve at instances needed to hit towards a four-man outfield in recent times, tried the defensive alignment out for themselves throughout one at-bat towards the Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium.

That meant Torres venturing out to proper discipline because the fourth outfielder, with proper fielder Ender Inciarte transferring to right-center and the remainder of the outfield shifted accordingly. Shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa arrange in shallow proper discipline and third baseman Phil Evans was all by himself on the left facet of the infield.

“We’ve flirted with it somewhat bit and nearly carried out it a pair instances, however felt like we didn’t have the personnel fairly proper [in the past],” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “However we now have been somewhat extra dedicated to the considered it this spring.”

The results of the play was a fly out to left fielder Miguel Andujar, however Boone mentioned the mix of a fly-ball pitcher in Deivi Garcia and a fly-ball hitter in Robbie Grossman referred to as for the alignment that the Rays have been identified to make use of.

“We do really feel like there’s some spots it could be helpful,” Boone mentioned.

The Yankees labored with Torres and Kiner-Falefa within the outfield on Sunday to organize them for Monday’s cameo. Torres mentioned he final performed the outfield in Little League.

“I want the following time I get just a few fly balls,” he mentioned.

Gleyber Torres
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A day after signing a minor league take care of the Yankees, Shelby Miller threw a bullpen session on Monday and seemed “sharp,” in accordance with Boone. The previous All-Star will possible throw stay batting follow Wednesday and will get right into a Grapefruit League sport as quickly as Friday.

Miller mentioned he’d be pitching out of the bullpen, first at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 31-year-old has struggled the previous few years, however is hopeful {that a} new slider and pitching extra aggressively will assist him return to type.

“It’s nearly being environment friendly and being efficient,’’ Miller mentioned contained in the clubhouse at Steinbrenner Subject in Tampa. “I believe the whole lot data-wise and analytically is sweet — most likely the most effective it’s been in my profession. It’s nearly going out and getting hitters out and getting forward in counts. I haven’t actually been doing that the final couple years.”

Miller famous he had fastball as a younger pitcher, however not a lot to associate with it, which is why he developed a slider that he started throwing final yr.

“I believe there’s a lot left nonetheless within the tank,” Miller mentioned.

Joely Rodriguez, who was just lately sidelined by a pinched nerve in his neck that the Yankees imagine was the trigger for a dip in velocity, threw stay batting follow Monday.

“It was extra 91-93 [mph], so heading again in the precise route, which was good to see,” pitching coach Matt Blake mentioned.

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