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Brian Cashman admits Yankees’ Gleyber Torres blunder

Brian Cashman admits Yankees’ Gleyber Torres blunder

Brian Cashman acknowledged Tuesday that the Yankees made a mistake in putting Gleyber Torres at shortstop.

“The bottom line is shortstop is an area of need and we have to address it,” the general manager said on a Zoom call, as the team announced Aaron Boone would be back as manager.

“Gleyber is best served at second base, in reality,” Cashman said.

The Yankees finally moved Torres back to second in the final month of what was a miserable season for Torres, with Gio Urshela shifting from third base to short.

It created a domino effect, as DJ LeMahieu moved from second to third, with Anthony Rizzo at first base.

Yankees Brian Cashman Gleyber TorresYankees GM Brian Cashman (l.) admitted Tuesday that the Yankees made a mistake in playing Gleyber Torres (r.) at shortstop.Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post (2)

Cashman didn’t get into how the Yankees would pursue a new shortstop, with a premier free-agent class at the position ready to go and a pair of top prospects (Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe) at least a year or two away at short.

Where that leaves LeMahieu remains to be seen, since he was signed to a six-year, $90 million deal last offseason to remain at second. LeMahieu also suffered through a down season, which Cashman attributed in part to a sports hernia that led him to have surgery last week. He is expected to recover in eight weeks.