Aaron Boone: 'Ridiculous' That Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit Left Off All-Star Team

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that he believes it's "ridiculous" that Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit were not selected to the American League All-Star team.

Despite owning the AL's best record (54-28 entering Tuesday night), the Yankees only have three All-Stars: catcher Gary Sanchez, infielder DJ LeMahieu and closer Aroldis Chapman. 

Torres is batting .295 with 19 home runs and 47 RBIs, while Voit is hitting .280 with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs.

"I think if you look at it, the fact that Gleyber Torres is not going to the All-Star I think is a joke," Boone told WFAN's Kim Jones and John Jastremski on Tuesday. "I would say the same thing with Luke Voit. I know there's different things that factor in where you have teams that need to be represented. I certainly understand that. But in those two players' case, Luke and Gleyber, that's not what got them off this All-Star team. It's a bit of a head-scratcher, and hopefully there's still a way for them to get on because both of those guys are certainly deserving."

Luke Voit and Gleyber TorresUSA TODAY Images

Boone said he broke the disappointing news to Torres and Voit on Sunday, telling them, "I thought it was kind of ridiculous and they were certainly deserving of being on the team."

The All-Star Game is July 9 in Cleveland.


Even if Voit had been selected to the Mid-Summer Classic, he might not have been able to do anything more than wave his cap during opening introductions. The Yankees placed the first baseman on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with an abdominal strain, retroactive to June 30.

Boone said he doesn't believe the slugger's injury is serious.

"It's a low-grade strain," the manager said. "He actually worked and hit and took ground balls and stuff when we were over in London and felt pretty good, so we feel like it's just something we need to be cautious with. We don't want it to be something that he strains it even more and it becomes a bigger issue. So felt like this was the right thing to do for him and for us, and hopefully coming out of the All-Star break, he'll be ready to go and rejoin the lineup."


Boone said he expects right-hander Domingo German to be activated from the IL and pitch Wednesday against the Mets. The manager said German, who has been out since June 9 with a hip flexor, would be on a pitch count. Boone wasn't yet sure if German would start Wednesday or the Yankees would use an opener before handing him the ball.

"In some way, shape or form, Domingo German's pitching the bulk of that game tomorrow," Boone said.

German is 9-2 this season with a 3.86 ERA. 

To listen to Boone's interview with Jones and Jastremski, click on the audio player above.

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