Yankees lineup will be whole again soon
NewYork Post

CLEVELAND — When the two-team race in the AL East resumes Friday after the All-Star Game, the Yankees could have Gary Sanchez back from the disabled list with Gleyber Torres following shortly thereafter.

“Everything is going well. He is probably on course to get out of here on Saturday with the idea that he could start a rehab [assignment] potentially on Sunday,’’ Boone said of Sanchez before Friday night’s 6-5 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field.

While Torres might not be on the same schedule, he isn’t trailing Sanchez by much.

“He is getting closer to the starting ramp here, but I would say he is a little bit behind Gary,” Boone said.

Due mostly to injuries and to a lesser degree to Boone choosing to give players a day off, the Yankees have what you consider their “regular” lineup for just six games this season.

That lineup consists of Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, Sanchez and Torres.

So when the Yankees play host to the Mets in three Subway Series games next weekend, they could be back to full strength at some point. If not, that could happen for the three-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla., that follows.

While Austin Romine has played very well filling in for Sanchez — who landed on the DL June 25 with a strained right groin after hitting .190 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 63 games — the Yankees expect more from Sanchez, whom many believe to be the club’s most complete hitter.

Hitting Sanchez in the fifth or sixth spot deepens an already lethal lineup that received big contributions from Bird in the previous three games heading into Friday night’s game. In those three games, Bird had driven in 10 runs and homered twice. He went 2-for-4 Friday night.

Torres has played only 63 big league games, but it was enough for him to be named an All-Star based on a .294 average, 15 homers, 42 RBIs, a .905 OPS and Gold Glove-like defense. He will attend the game in Washington, but won’t play. Torres missed a ninth game Friday night, and the Yankees went 5-3 in the previous eight with Neil Walker, the since-demoted Brandon Drury and Tyler Wade at second.

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