The New York Yankees are continuing their strong start to the 2024 MLB season. However, New York engaged the Baltimore Orioles in an uphill battle on Thursday, losing 17-5. Moreover, Gleyber Torres suffered an injury scare during the matchup, but Aaron Boone provided a hopeful update.

New York pulled Torres with right groin soreness before the top of the sixth inning after he went 1-for-2, which included his seventh home run of the season. As a result, Oswaldo Cabrera moved from third base to second, DJ LeMahieu shifted from first to third, and rookie Ben Rice entered the game at first base, per insight from

Furthermore, Arron Boone revealed that he did not know how Torres injured his groin. Yet, he believes the second basemen will make a recovery.

“It started to tighten up on him, and I think, just being cautious, we had to get him out of there,” Boone said via “I don’t expect it to be anything major.”

Hopefully, Gleyber Torres will have a speedy injury recovery with no lingering issues. The 27-year-old right-hander has been a serviceable depth piece for the Yankees through the early part of the 2024 season. Through 77 games, Torres bats a .221 average, has accumulated 28 RBI, and holds a .641 OPS along with his seven home runs.

Torres is just one part of New York’s stout offensive attack. Juan Soto and Aaron Judge spearhead the team’s hitting lineup. Soto ranks seventh in the league or higher in batting average, home runs, RBI, and OPS, while Judge ranks first in the league in the latter three categories. If the two stars continue their production the Yankees will maintain their hold in the AL East.

Yankees look to keep pushing forward

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jorge Mateo (3) throws past New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) for an inning ending double play in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium
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Aaron Boone’s injury update on Gleyber Torres is a sign of great things to come for the Yankees despite their tough loss to the Orioles. New York possesses a 51-26 record, which ranks them first in the Al East standings. The club does not plan on letting their foot off the gas anytime soon. The Yankees are rumored to eye some pivotal trade moves ahead of the summer deadline.

It is believed that New York could pursue a first basemen upgrade in Mets star Pete Alonso. The Mets have struggled through the first part of the season and could benefit from a shake-up. Through 73 games, Alonso has hit 16 home runs, which ranks him 14th in the league. Moreover, he bats a .243 average and has been responsible for 42 RBI along with a .796 OPS.

It would be interesting to see the Yankees’ crosstown rival join their squad. But would he gel with the rest of the roster?

In addition to improving their first base position, New York is eyeing upgrades to their bullpen. New York is believed to have an interest in Miami Marlins shutdown reliever Tanner Scott and Chicago White Sox reliever-turned-starter Garrett Crochet.

Regardless of what happens, New York has the necessary foundation to make a deep run. Can they keep their foot on the gas and close out the month of June strong?