Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (strained hip) and Gary Sanchez (groin strain) …

CLEVELAND — They’re closer.

Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (strained hip) and catcher Gary Sanchez (groin strain) each worked out at Progressive Field before a game against the Indians on Thursday.

Torres ran and took grounders. Sanchez ran the bases and played catch. Manager Aaron Boone said it’s possible Sanchez will start a rehab assignment Sunday.

Watch video of Sanchez and Torres working out above.

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Here are some notes before Thursday’s Yankees-Indians game, via the Yankees’ media relations department.

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees begin their final series before the All-Star break tonight, with 4G at Cleveland (through Sunday)… are 4-3 on their 11-game road trip, winning 2-of-3 at Toronto last weekend and splitting 4G at Baltimore this week… following the break, will play host to the Mets for 3G (7/20-22).

>> At 60-31 (.659), have the Majors’ second-best record behind Boston (65-29, .691)… the Yankees and Red Sox have held (at least a share of) the Majors’ two best records on 68 of the last 70 days (since the end of play on 5/3).

>> Are 29G over .500, tying their season high (also end of play on 7/8 and 7/9).

POCKET ACES: Tonight’s game features two of the Majors’ four pitchers with at least 12 wins this season, in RHP Luis Severino (14-2) and RHP Corey Kluber (12-4)… both pitchers are on the AL roster for next week’s All-Star Game.

>> Severino has already defeated two other 2018 All-Stars during his current five-start winning streak, with wins over Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ on Sat. in Toronto and Mariners LHP James Paxton on 6/21 vs. Seattle… tonight marks his fifth start against another All-Star this season (also beat Happ on 3/29 at Toronto, …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports


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