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Why This Yankee Is Quitting Social Media

Why is this Yankee quitting social media

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Gleyber Torres wanted to play him in the 2023 season so he’s offline .

Torres said he Stop watching social media and don’t want his offseason to be affected by speculation about a possible trade. As he unloaded gear in a locker at the Yankees camp, the infielder said he was exactly where he wanted to be.

“I know everyone here ; I feel like this is my home,” Torres said. “Of course, I don’t want to leave. This year and next year, I just want to put up really good numbers and try to spend my entire career with the Yankees.”

Before the trade deadline last August, Torres heard his name was included in trade speculation , when the Yankees discussed a swap with the Marlins, which could have netted right-hander Pablo Lopez (traded to the Twins in the offseason). 23 year-old Torres has made it clear that he will clear any similar renew.

“Last time I checked social media At the time, I saw so much about trades that I stopped checking,” Torres said. “I know it’s business and I can’t control it. The only thing I can control is to prepare myself and get better every day.”

Torres described his major league time with the Yankees as “24-26.” He is 2023 and

of the All-Star , when he hits. 451 and average 21 home run. His power generation has dropped’ and ‘, though Torres bounced back last year to .275/.114/.451 (140 OPS+) and 21 home runs and 26 RBIs In the 94 game.

“He had some ups and downs last year , but overall, he had a really strong season for us on both ends of the floor,” manager Aaron Boone said. “We’ve got an experienced guy who’s had a lot of success and has had some bumps along the way. But he’s a young guy and I hope he can be a real impact player in our squad. Player.”

Anthony Rizzo and Josh Donaldson Starting at the infield corner, Boone said he envisions Torres as his starting second baseman, with DJ LeMahieu potentially jumping between first, second and third base. Torres has been playing hard this offseason and believes he has unlocked some tweaks that could bring back his early form.

After that, there was no me Expected so well,” Torres said. “Let’s see. I still have two years of control over [the team]. If they don’t trade me, I have a good chance to bounce back. “




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