With shortstops Carlos Correa and Corey Seager poised to headline a strong free agent class, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the position is "an area of need" as the team looks to replace Gleyber Torres, who was moved to second base.
The New York Yankees are going to be shopping for a starting shortstop during the offseason."The bottom line is shortstop is an area of need, and (if) it's going to be, we have to address it," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday, according to the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes.Gleyber Torres started 104 games at short for New York this campaign. However, the two-time All-Star struggled offensively and defensively, accruing a .697 OPS with nine homers and accounting for 19 errors - 18 of which came while playing the position."I think Gleyber (Torres) is best served at second base in reality," Cashman said, per NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.The Yankees will have plenty of options in free agency with a star-studded group of shortstops heading to the open market. Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Marcus Semien, and Javy Baez are all expected to be looking for new contracts over the winter.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Should the Yankees keep Gleyber Torres and use him as their second baseman, hoping for a bounce back, or move on completely?
Prior to this past season, Urshela had played just 13 career games at shortstop, and none since the 2018 season. But with Gleyber Torres struggling in his switch to shortstop, the Yankees reshuffled the infield late in the year.
Upon first glance, it would be natural to expect the Yankees to be active in exploring this winter’s deep class of free agent shortstops. Once they bit the bullet and officially moved Gleyber Torres off shortstop, their need at the position became explicit. Prospects Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza have impressed enough, however, that the…