Greg Bird RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yankees Claim INF Breyvic Valera Off Waivers and Place Greg Bird on 60-Day IL

    New York Post "In case the injuries continue, the Yankees added some infield depth Sunday. The Yankees announced they had claimed Breyvic Valera off waivers from the Giants, and they’ll send the 27-year-old from Venezuela to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room for him on the 40-man..." May 12

  • Greg Bird is 5th New York position player to land on IL in first month

    Sporting News "The Yankees resemble a Triple-A squad more than major-league team at this point. First baseman Greg Bird has been placed on the 10-day IL with a left plantar fascia tear, the Yankees announced Tuesday.

    April 16

  • How Yankees’ Greg Bird overcame boos, boos and more boos to salvage opener

    Newark Star-Ledger "Greg Bird didn’t let Yankees fans sour his Opening Day. The first baseman heard a lot of boos during his struggles last season, so a few more on Thursday after his first two strikeouts and a lot more after his third K didn’t faze him. During good..." March 29

  • Yankees’ Luke Voit-Greg Bird battle will go into the season

    New York Post "No player needs spring training to be five weeks rather than six more than Greg Bird. He just can’t seem to get out of Dodge — or the Grapefruit League — without incurring a late-March injury. Bird was hit on his right elbow Wednesday, joking afterward that somehow..." March 22

  • Yankees' Greg Bird scratched, will undergo X-rays on elbow

    SNY TV "Yankees first baseman Greg Bird was scratched from Thursday's lineup so he could undergo X-rays on his elbow after he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game, according to The Athletic's Lindsey Adler. Bird, who has been competing with Luke Voit for..." March 21

  • One way the Yankees can keep Luke Voit and Greg Bird in the lineup

    Pinstripe Alley "The Yankees have a rare, legitimate competition going down at spring training. Typically these contests have a runaway favorite — someone the Yankees actually want to win. The team knows who they will play on Opening Day, but put on a little show to make it look like an open..." March 12

  • ‘Terrific’ Greg Bird isn’t making Yankees’ first base decision easy

    New York Post "Two automobiles don’t fit into a one-car garage. That is the only way to view the Yankees’ first-base competition between Greg Bird and Luke Voit. Barring an injury, one is going to make the Opening Day roster and the other is going to get a Triple-A stall in..." March 08

  • Why Yankees brass is thinking Luke Voit or Greg Bird won’t make Opening Day roster

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just like the final two months of the Yankees’ 2018 season, Luke Voit has been a beast again at the plate in the first two weeks of Grapefruit League play. In four games, he’s raked at a .308 clip with two homers and five RBI over five games, and his defense at first..." March 07

  • Greg Bird and Luke Voit just made this even harder on Yankees

    New York Post "If Greg Bird and Luke Voit play like they have in the early portion of the exhibition season, the Yankees are going to have an impossible decision to make regarding who makes the team. Wednesday against the Tigers at Publix Field the first basemen each shined in different..." February 28

  • Yankees' Greg Bird takes 'step in the right direction' to begin 2019

    SNY TV "Greg Bird is hopeful he can start the regular season healthy as he looks to win the starting first baseman job he lost to Luke Voit last year. Based on his first two at-bats in a simulated game, he feels ready. Bird homered off Masahiro Tanaka and..." February 22

  • Greg Bird is fighting for a roster spot, and a chance to clear the Mendoza Line

    New York Daily News "The first baseman, a frustrating disappointment so far in his big league career, comes into spring as the underdog to win a roster spot. But after watching Bird pound some balls in batting practice Wednesday, Boone thinks that Bird is ready to put up a fight. “There is..." February 21

  • Greg Bird says he's up for challenge of first-base battle

    Newsday "It goes without saying the last few seasons have been primarily frustration and not much else for Greg Bird. So the 26-year-old, not too long ago considered one of the top prospects in the Yankees’ organization because of his smooth lefty swing and visions of what it might..." February 13