Yankees: How does the uncertainty of Gleyber Torres affect DJ LeMahieu and the rest of the NYY infield in 2022?

Taking a look at the unstable mix of the infield of the New York Yankees and that the regression of Venezuelan Gleyber Torres both at shortstop and at bat leaves the team with a bit of uncertainty.

The veteran DJ LeMahieu tells Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that he’s comfortable playing first, second or third base, but his bat is a better fit at second if LeMahieu’s own regression at the plate can’t be fully recovered:

Torres posted a .300/.372/.443 line in 19 games after the Yankees finally cut the cord on his time at shortstop late last season, though opinions surely vary on whether that was a correlation or a chance.

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Regardless, the downturns at the plate for both Torres and LeMahieu are troubling for a team that still needs to address its need at shortstop and he’s also trying to figure out who will be the man at first base for the 2022 season.

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Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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Yankees: How does the uncertainty of Gleyber Torres affect DJ LeMahieu and the rest of the NYY infield in 2022?