The Yankees have been without C Gary Sanchez and All-Star 2B Gleyber Torres in recent weeks, but could get both players back soon according to manager Aaron Boone.
Sanchez has been sidelined with a groin injury since June 24 and Torres with a hip injury since July 4.
"[Torres is] doing well. He's out doing infield work right now, so it's the first day of that," Boone said on WFAN. "He ran yesterday, he's hitting. So he's getting real close. He doesn't feel anything where the injury was, so that's good news. So we feel like we're getting real close with both him and Gary Sanchez. Whether they head out on a rehab assignment or whatever, they're getting close to being ready to play."
Torres has excelled in his first taste of major league pitching, hitting .294/.350/.555 with 15 HR and 42 RBI. Sanchez hasn't enjoyed as much success this season, hitting .190/.291/.433 with 14 HR and 41 RBI.
Boone went as far as to say that Sanchez could return after the All-Star break when the Yankees take on the Mets.
"I think there's at least a real chance that Sanchez is playing for us against the Mets next weekend," Boone said. "We're not there yet, but we feel like we're getting close with him. I feel like it's a real possibility."