December 3, 2020

Didi Gregorius sees one problem with Yankees wanting him back (New York Post)



Didi Gregorius does not expect to see himself back in pinstripes.

The former Yankee, a free agent after spending one season in Philadelphia, doesn’t think it will happen.

“I don’t think they’d want me back in New York to be honest, right now,” Gregorius said on WFAN.

A certain segment of Yankees fans would disagree with the 30-year-old.

Gleyber Torres battled injuries and some defensive issues in his first season at shortstop, but Gregorius believes he’s still the guy for the Yankees there.

“I think Gleyber is the future,” he said. “It was just one year and my understanding was he was hurt. I think everything will be fine with Gleyber.”

Gregorius signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the Phillies and batted .284 with 10 homers, 40 RBIs and a .827 OPS. Torres had a down year offensively, hitting .243 with three homers, 16 RBIs and a .724 OPS in 42 games, and also committed nine errors in the field.

“We’re gonna evaluate all circumstances that best fit us,’’ Yankees GM Brian Cashman said after the team was eliminated by the Rays. “He’s currently our shortstop. We think he’s capable of better defense.”

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