The Gleyber Torres had to leave Saturday’s match with Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, due to a left elbow injury.
On Monday, the Yankees announced that Torres will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season. The club also said that the infielder will be ready for the 2018 practice.
Torres, the hottest prospect in the Yankees’ organization and second in all baseball according to MLBPipeline.com, hurt himself in a plate clash as he tried to score from second base. The infielder slid into the plate strangely and remained on the ground before leaving the field next to the trainer.
Torres moved to the disabled list Sunday.
Twenty-year-old Torres had a good start to the season and batted .273 in 32 games with Double-A Trenton before rising to Triple-A on May 22, where he continued to succeed.
The Caracas native averaged .309 in 23 games with Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, including a game in which he batted 4-3 on Friday. In addition, he had connected at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games.
The Yankees acquired Torres de los Cubillos in exchange for Cuban closer Aroldis Chapman last season.