Greg Bird RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees' Bird makes return from DL after 4-month absence

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees announced Saturday they activated first baseman Greg Bird from the 60-day disabled list and called him up to the major League roster. Bird is in Saturday's lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for the Yanks' clash with the Seattle Mariners. The 24-year-old has..." August 26

  • Yankees aren’t quite ready to call up Greg Bird and Starlin Castro

    New York Post "Greg Bird and Starlin Castro need playing time to get back to the Yankees, so their rain-shortened game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre wasn’t especially helpful. Before the Yankees beat the Tigers 13-4 at Comerica Park, manager Joe Girardi said Bird was “swinging great,” but declined to..." August 23

  • Greg Bird closing in on taking another big rehab step

    New York Post "First baseman Greg Bird is traveling with the team and moving toward taking batting practice on the field which would represent a big step in coming back from surgery on his right ankle. Bird did tee-and-toss drills with the bat and threw Thursday. “It felt really good,’’ said Bird, who..." August 04

  • Greg Bird has made peace with frustrating injury

    New York Post "A week after undergoing surgery to remove a bone from his troublesome right ankle, Greg Bird was confident he would return to the level he reached before the injury he suffered during spring training sidetracked another season. “I know how it feels and I know what I can do,” Bird said Tuesday..." July 26

  • Yankees' Greg Bird has surgery, declares 'my season is not over'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who underwent ankle surgery Tuesday morning in New York, is determined to make something of his 2017 season yet. His plans are to rejoin the team in September, help the Yankees get into the playoffs, and then contribute in the postseason. Following his..." July 18

  • Yankees’ Greg Bird: ‘My season is not over’ after undergoing ankle surgery

    New York Daily News "Greg Bird vows that you haven't seen the last of him this season. The injured Yankees first baseman said as much after undergoing what he termed "successful" surgery to remove the os trigonum in his right ankle, a lingering spring-training injury that has limited him to just 19 games — and one..." July 18

  • Greg Bird will have ankle surgery, expected to need six-week rehab

    New York Daily News "Greg Bird will have ankle surgery. He will require a six-week rehab, and the Yankees are hoping he can resume baseball activity in September. Brian Cashman suggested last week that surgery could be a possibility if Bird’s ankle continued to show a lack of progress following a Novocain injection..." July 17

  • Yankees' Bird refutes criticism: 'I'm doing everything I can to get back'

    MLB.com "First baseman Greg Bird responded on Friday to an anonymous Yankees insider who questioned his desire to return from his right ankle injury. "I'm doing everything I can to get back," Bird said. "That's pretty much all I know. I love [the game] and I want to play with these guys. I would hope..." July 08

  • Yankees brass criticizes Greg Bird for being injured

    New York Daily News "The late commissioner Bart Giamatti was a baseball romantic who once said this about our great game: “It breaks your heart. It’s designed to break your heart.” If you’re a Yankee fan, at least this year, you know what he meant, just as you know why they call baseball “the long season.” Less..." July 07

  • Yankees' Bird set to visit doctor after latest injury setback

    New York Daily News "Greg Bird can’t catch a break. On Thursday, the Yankees announced that Bird’s minor-league rehab assignment has been shut down due to a right knee contusion. Bird had fouled a ball off his knee while with Triple-A Scranton on Sunday, according to minor-league reports. The 24-year-old first..." June 16

  • Yankees find an injury to shelve and explain Greg Bird

    New York Post "With Greg Bird mired in a season-long slump that left him 6-for-60, the Yankees placed the first baseman on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle bruise before Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays in the Bronx. Bird suffered the injury late in spring training, when he fouled a ball off..." May 02

  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman not considering demoting struggling Greg Bird

    Hardball Talk "Yankees first baseman Greg Bird gave his team tons of confidence to hand him the everyday job at first base to start the 2017 regular season, batting .451/.556/1.098 with eight home runs in 51 spring at-bats. But he’s followed that up by hitting .107/.254/.214 through the first month of the..." May 01