Unfortunate news for a promising prospect: the Yankees announced that Luis Torrens will undergo surgery on his shoulder to repair a torn labrum and will miss the entire season. The shoulder problems date back to last year, and apparently it’s reached the point where Torrens must go under the knife.
Chris ranked Torrens the Yankees’ tenth-best prospect, and profiled him last week. He was likely to open the season at Single-A Charleston, but instead, he’ll lose a year of development time which is damaging to any prospect. Yet, at least he has age on his side. Turning 19 in May, Torrens still has plenty of time to rebound if his rehab goes smoothtly.