They missed their little buddy, who has been as popular and respected by teammates during his three Yankees seasons as any, even fellow good guy/superstar right fielder Aaron Judge.
Torreyes missed being around everyone, too.
I’m happy to be here and see my teammates and coaches, Torreyes said after the Yankees’ 4-3 win at Citi Field, a game in which he grounded out pinch-hitting in the ninth inning.
Throughout his time away though, he says that he never became angry at management for making him the odd-man out when a tough roster decision had to be made.
There’s no reason to get mad, Torreyes said. You take that as an opportunity to work harder because you want to be up here playing the best baseball there is. The plan didn’t change. I did what I normally do, which is be ready to play any position and contribute in any way possible.
Torreyes didn’t hit much in the minors – he batted just.194 in nine games – but he’s been showing that he can hit big-league pitching for three years as well as play good defense at second, short and third.
White’s emergence would force defenses to cover formations that include up to four wide receivers or three tight ends. A healthy, productive White would give opposing defensive coordinators headaches.
In Week 3 of last season, Carl Lawson dismantled Green Bay’s backup offensive tackles on the way to a 2.5-sack game, propelling him to an 8.5-sack rookie season. While he played 16 games, he played only 60 percent of snaps or Super Cheap Jerseys China more just three times as a rookie.
One would assume that he should move into a starting job this season, but instead, he’s currently listed as a 4-3 outside linebacker. Meanwhile, 2017 third-round pick Jordan Willis and 2018 third-round pick Sam Hubbard Raiders Cheap Jerseys are listed as defensive ends.
Taking Lawson off the ball, where he won’t be a primary pass-rusher, is a mistake.