NEW YORK Neil Walker watched Gleyber Torres take his second base job.
Still, when asked how impressive the Yankees ‘ top prospect has been since getting called up just two weeks ago, Walker couldn’t help but praise on the 21-year-old.
It seems like the bigger the spot, the bigger the situation, the better he is. He doesn’t even flinch in that moment. And the approach there back through the middle and the other way off Otero, who you know is going to run that sinker in on you. To have an extended at-bat like that that’s just a big-boy, mature at-bat from a good hitter and he hammered that ball.
Torres became the youngest player in Yankees history to hit a walk-off home run at 21 years and 144 days old. Hall of Famer and Yankees legend Mickey Mantle was the previous youngest at 21 years and 185 days on April 23, 1953, vs. Boston.
Torres’ is the first major-league position player since 1900 to start and be on the winning side in 14 of his first 15 big-league games. His 11 RBI are tied for the eighth-most by a Yankee in his first 15 career games.
I own a chicken company, Walker says … If the guy that I hire don’t want to do what I ask him to do, why do I hire him? And I think that’s the problem right there, you know.
The Los Angeles Chargers inked former Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to a two-year contract in March. Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is gushed about the addition of the veteran lineman.
He’s a good football player, Whisenhunt said per the team’s official website. That was really a tremendous get by our guys, Tom [Telesco] and his staff. To be able to pull that off was fantastic. I’ve seen him for a number of years, and he’s obviously a very good center. He brings a lot to the table from that standpoint.
Prior to his March release, Pouncey played 16 games in 2017 for the Dolphins the most he’s played in a season since 2012.