New York Yankees second baseman and shortstop Gleyber Torres has expressed his delight after being named in the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Team.
“I’m super excited,” said Torres, who was added to the American League All-Star team prior to the Yankees’ recent game against Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
“It’s a dream come true, for sure, to play in the All-Star Game. I’m super excited. I can’t wait to go to Cleveland and play for the first time.”
Torres will join teammates Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu and Aroldis Chapman on the AL roster at the Midsummer Classic.
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According to the MLB website, Yankees manager Aaron Boone beamed as he talked about the phone call he received from general manager Brian Cashman and then being able to call Torres with the good news.
“I was very excited. It was a good way to wake up this morning,” said Boone, who voiced his displeasure Wednesday about Torres not being an All-Star.
“Always fun news to deliver, [he’s] very deserving, and 22 [years old], he’s got two under his belt now.”