Though Torres will be the youngest player in the major leagues - he turned 21 on December 13 - his debut has been anticipated for some time.
Gleyber Torres started at second base and batted eighth in his major league debut.
With veteran left fielder Brett Gardner receiving a rest, the eldest starter on the field was Romine, the team's 29-year-old backup catcher.
The Yankees are set to promote their best prospect, infielder Gleyber Torres, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports. "We feel like he's ready, he's checked all the boxes". With AP Photos.Luis Severino pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, prized prospect Gleyber Torres went 0 for 4 in his big league debut and the youthful New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1. Smoak walked but Torres started a 4-6-3 double play on a Yangervis Solarte grounder to end the inning.
Jaime Garcia (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays (13-8), who lost consecutive games for the first time since opening the season with two home losses to the Yankees.
"A little bit surprised".
"Super happy. It's like dreams come (true)", Torres was quoted by the paper as sayibg.
"Nothing changed, " Torres said of his approach.
Boone said Torres doesn't have a specific tool that will "wow" anyone, such as prodigious power or blazing speed.
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"He's a really complete player", Boone said. "He's not going to hit it a mile or wow you with his speed, but he does everything really well on the baseball field".
Torres took optional batting practice on the field with teammates in the morning.
He said he had a hard time nodding off Saturday night and got only three or four hours of sleep.
The average age of the starting lineup Sunday was the Yankees' youngest since September 26, 1970, according to the YES Network.
"I was looking slider", said Hernandez of his homer. Then when I see them in the stadium and on the streets I can tell people, "Look, another Tex jersey", Teixeira tweeted.
Andujar drove home a run in the sixth with his second double, giving him 10 extra-base hits in his last six games.
"There's a lot going on, but it's very precise", Stanton said. "He's going to be good, man".