Gleyber Torres sits out New York Yankees' series opener against Seattle Mariners

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

SEATTLE -- New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was out of the lineup for Tuesday night's series opener against the Seattle Mariners due to issues with his left hamstring.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Torres felt cramping in the hamstring during the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the visitingNew York Mets. Torres didn't play in the second game but was bothered by the hamstring while warming up for a possible pinch-hit appearance.

Boone said he had Torres in the original lineup for Tuesday but pulled him after Torres said he was still feeling something in the leg. Boone said the team wanted to see Torres go through pregame work before deciding if the Yankees need to take more extensive action.

"I'm hoping it's not anything too serious, but we'll just have to see where he's at,'' Boone said.

Torres is hitting a career-low .238 with three homers and 26 RBIs in 72 games. He also has committed 12 errors, second among shortstops in the American League.

Boone also said Clint Frazier is undergoing some final testing this week after being put on the injured list last week with vertigo, three years after a concussion that hampered him for an entire season. Boone said some of the more significant tests Frazier went through last week all came back normal, but the manager didn't want to guess about when the outfielder might be able to return.

"I wouldn't want to speculate on it until we get the final report and see where Clint's at exactly,'' Boone said.