April 17, 2021

Yankees’ Gleyber Torres has another rough defensive game (New York Post)

Gleyber Torres’ transition to full-time shortstop has not been smooth. Torres, who has just one error through the first five games this season, believes he is set up for success at the position.

“During spring training, I prepared really well,’’ Torres said before the Yankees’ 7-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday night at the Stadium.

“I try to focus on every play, every inning. The first four games were really good.”

But Torres made another brutal play in the ninth inning Tuesday, taking too much time on Ryan Mountcastle’s routine grounder.

It resulted in a single, and Lucas Luetge then allowed a two-run homer to Rio Ruiz.

Aaron Boone raised some eyebrows when he pulled Aaron Judge after seven innings in Monday’s lopsided win over the Orioles, but the manager said there’s nothing wrong with the right fielder, who was back in the lineup Tuesday.

In fact, it’s a move Boone expects to use frequently with many of his players.

“I feel like every little bit helps,” Boone said of removing players early or getting them days at DH.

Judge looked just fine Tuesday, going 3-for-5, with a 432-foot three-run…

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