The New York Yankees have been watching Gleyber Torres closely with vice president of baseball operations Tim Naehring attending International League games.

Torres is hitting .385 with a homer and 10 RBIs at shortstop and second base. The Yankees would presumably play him at third at the Major League level.

"I think he's playing well," Aaron Boone said. "I think the last couple of days have been better. I've been watching a lot of his at-bats. He's been getting his hits early, but I don't think he was locked in by any means yet."

By waiting to promote Torres until Wednesday, the Yankees can push back Torres' first shot at free agency until after the 2024 season instead of 2023.

There is a spot open for him with third baseman Brandon Drury on the disabled list.

"I would say anything's possible and we have conversations about that kind of thing," Boone said. "Possible? Yes. Likely? Not necessarily."