Yankees pull Gleyber Torres early and injury concern returns

For the first time in his major league career, Gleyber Torres is giving the Yankees reason to be worried.

The rookie sensation, who returned to the starting lineup after sitting most of Tuesday’s game with a tight right hip flexor, was removed before the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Braves with apparent discomfort.

Prior to the game, manager Aaron Boone said he wasn’t worried about Torres’ status — having used him as a defensive replacement Tuesday — but after the 21-year-old struck out in the fourth inning for the second time Wednesday, he was taken out of the game before the Yankees took the field again.

“I was excited about how he came in [Tuesday],” Boone said before the game. “I knew he was fine yesterday. I didn’t hesitate to put him in.”

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