26 Facts About Gleyber Torres


Gleyber David Torres Castro was born on December 13,1996 and is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

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Gleyber Torres started playing baseball at the age of four as a center fielder, catcher, pitcher, and eventually shortstop.

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Gleyber Torres played basketball briefly in high school, but he quit the sport on his father's instructions in order to focus on baseball.

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At 14, Gleyber Torres moved to Maracay to enroll in an academy that had contacts with MLB scouts.

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Gleyber Torres was sought out by the Chicago Cubs and signed a contract with the team.

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When Gleyber Torres was not playing baseball he would spend a lot of time with his friends, riding bicycles and going to amusement parks.

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Gleyber Torres signed with the Chicago Cubs as an international free agent in 2013 for a $1.

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Gleyber Torres made his professional debut in 2014 with the Arizona Cubs of the Rookie-level Arizona League.

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Gleyber Torres was later promoted to the Boise Hawks of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.

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In 2015, Gleyber Torres began the season with the South Bend Cubs of the Class A Midwest League, and was promoted to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in September.

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Gleyber Torres began his Yankees career playing with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.

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At the age of 19, Gleyber Torres was the youngest player in the AFL, and the youngest player in history to win the AFL MVP.

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Gleyber Torres was ranked after the 2016 season as the Yankees' top prospect by Baseball America.

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Gleyber Torres was listed as the fifth best prospect in baseball entering the 2017 season by Baseball America.

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On June 19, Gleyber Torres was ruled out for the rest of the 2017 season after it was determined that his injury required Tommy John surgery.

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Gleyber Torres misunderstood thinking it was a punishment for not hustling enough but after the game he was called into manager Bobby Mitchell's office where he heard of his promotion to the Major Leagues.

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Gleyber Torres made his MLB debut on April 22,2018, as the second-baseman against the Toronto Blue Jays, going 0-for-4.

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On May 4, Gleyber Torres hit his first career home run, off Josh Tomlin, which at the age of 21 was the youngest Yankee to homer since John Ellis in 1969.

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On September 29, Gleyber Torres hit the Yankees 265th home run of 2018, surpassing the 1997 Seattle Mariners for most home runs in a single season.

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Gleyber Torres finished in third in balloting for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, behind Shohei Ohtani, who won the award, and Andujar.

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Gleyber Torres went 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBI against the Baltimore Orioles.

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On June 19,2019, Gleyber Torres hit his 39th career home run and his first career grand slam off Oliver Drake of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Gleyber Torres hit his second career grand slam on August 2,2019 against Eduardo Rodriguez of the Boston Red Sox.

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On July 9, Gleyber Torres was announced as an American League All-Star for the second time in his career, first time being in 2018.

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On October 13,2019, Gleyber Torres became the youngest second baseman in MLB history, and the third youngest overall to recorded at least four RBIs in a game, and youngest ever for at least five RBIs.

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Gleyber Torres met his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth in his hometown of Caracas in 2014.

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