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Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres placed on Triple-A DL

Torres left Saturday's game with a hyperextended left elbow

The New York Yankees have dealt with a host of impact injuries this past week, but Saturday saw one of their most critical setbacks yet.

Top prospect Gleyber Torres exited the first game of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' Saturday doubleheader in Buffalo after sliding into home plate and jamming his left arm, and on Sunday morning, the 20-year-old was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a hyperextended left elbow.

X-rays on Torres' arm were negative, and he will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Scranton on Monday.

After earning promotion to the Triple-A Yankees affiliate, Torres has gradually begun to thrive against the elevated competition, entering Saturday's doubleheader slashing .304/.404/.433 with six extra-base hits and 16 RBI.