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New York Yankees option Higashioka, Torres to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

The New York Yankees made two roster cuts following Tuesday's game, optioning catcher Kyle Higashioka and infielder Gleyber Torres to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and assigning them to Minor League camp.

Higashioka appeared in nine games this spring, including Tuesday's, and went 5-for-15 (.333) with two doubles, three walks and six runs scored.

Torres, who also played Tuesday, appeared in 11 games total and hit .160 with three walks, but manager Aaron Boone was impressed with what he saw from the top prospect as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery that cost him half of the 2017 season.

"His at-bats were better (Tuesday), and all spring, he's hit some balls hard that he hasn't gotten any love for," Boone said. "He just needs to get the reps in."

Torres was trying to win the vacant second base job this spring, although the writing may have been on the wall once the Yankees signed Neil Walker on Monday.

"For me, it's just Gleyber playing and getting the reps, and he'll be fine," Boone said. "He's really good, and it won't be too long until it clicks."