Glaber Torres, who was once called Derek Jeter’s successor and boasted great potential, is constantly being traded. And he opened up about it.
A native of Venezuela, Torres entered the professional arena in 2013 when he signed an international amateur contract with the Chicago Cubs. He was later traded to the New York Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade.
He debuted in the major leagues from the 2018 season and emerged as another ‘Jitter’s successor’ following Didi Gregorius. In the first year of his debut, he posted a batting average of 0.271 and 24 home runs OPS of 0.820, ranking third in the All-Star and Rookie of the Year titles, raising expectations.
However, from the 2020 season, he suffered from sluggishness with injuries, and was pushed to second base as the defensive index hit the bottom. Fortunately, he is showing above-average defense at second base.
Torres batted .257 with 24 home runs, 76 RBIs, and 73 runs for a .761 OPS last year, but he hasn’t satisfied the Yankees.
In an interview with ‘The Athletic’ on the 1st (Korean time), he said that he did not want to leave, saying, “I love playing in New York, and I want to spend the rest of my career with the Yankees.” He then confessed, “It was really difficult,” recalling the time of the trade deadline last year. 윈 토토
However, the current situation has not changed much either. It is known that he has not yet discussed a contract extension with the club, and trade rumors are expected to continue this season.
Even if the Yankees trade Torres, there are plenty of replacements on the roster. DJ LeMayheu, who is classified as a utility, can play in the main position, and Oswaldo Cabrera is also making his name.
And with Anthony Volpi and Oswaldo Ferraza set to make their big-league debuts, it looks like the Yankees infield will need some traffic control.