MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Could Part Ways With Gleyber Torres After Season

As the New York Yankees look ahead and reassess their payroll commitments after this current season, Gleyber Torres finds himself at a crossroads.

Once a cornerstone of the Yankees' lineup, highlighted by a prolific 38-home run campaign in 2019, Torres' recent performance has not met expectations.

In 2024, his struggles have been evident with a triple-slash line of just .228/.301/.327, along with four home runs, 16 RBIs, and 25 runs scored across 55 games played this season, significantly below his career norms.

This downturn has cast serious doubts about his long-term place on the team, not to mention the 27-year-old will be a free agent after this season.

That being said, Torres has still been a solid contributor for the Yankees, slashing .264/.330/.427, with 58 home runs, 195 RBIs, 37 stolen bases, and 213 runs scored across 425 games played over the past three seasons, and he's also started to perform better over the last couple weeks.

That being said, the Yankees are also considering their future infield configuration, particularly with the rise of Oswald Peraza, a highly touted prospect within the organization.

Currently sidelined with an injury, Peraza is nevertheless viewed as a potential successor in the infield, which could make Torres expendable.

With the team's strategy focused on reducing financial liabilities and integrating younger, cost-controlled talent, as indicated by Hal Steinbrenner, Torres may find himself on the trading block or exploring opportunities with other teams where he can attempt to regain his form.

The shift towards a leaner payroll and the infusion of fresh talent like Peraza suggest that the Yankees are preparing for a future that might not include Torres, despite his previous contributions.

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