Greg Bird RUMORS & NEWS

  • What Greg Bird’s Yankees return could mean for Tyler Austin

    New York Post "What the Yankees do roster-wise on Saturday when first baseman Greg Bird is expected to be activated from the disabled list is up in the air. When they sent pitcher Ryan Bollinger to Double-A Trenton after Wednesday’s desultory 12-10 loss to the Rangers, the..." May 25

  • Greg Bird closer to return, but Aaron Boone sees role for Tyler Austin

    Newsday "Aaron Boone bumped up Greg Bird’s timetable just a tad, saying the first baseman possibly could return “sometime this weekend.” But Boone didn’t say Bird, currently rehabbing with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, would immediately resume everyday duties at..." May 23

  • Greg Bird, coming back from ankle surgery, moves up to Triple-A as he nears return to Yankees

    New York Daily News "The next step for Greg Bird: Triple-A Scranton. Bird was expected to play his final game for Double-A Trenton on Saturday before flying and joining the RailRiders in Pawtucket on Sunday, Aaron Boone said before the Yankees' 8-3 victory over the Royals. Bird, who hit a..." May 20

  • Greg Bird ready to return to Yankees; Jacoby Ellsbury not as close

    Yardbarker "Aaron Boone recently offered some words of encouragement regarding the imminent return of first baseman Greg Bird to the lineup (h/t Marc Carig of The Athletic). But while Bird’s activation appears to be “around the corner”, news surrounding fellow Yankees hitter Jacoby..." May 19

  • Greg Bird hoping this is last time he’ll have to endure rehab stint

    New York Post "Greg Bird is sitting in a clubhouse more than 1,000 miles away from his Yankees teammates because he again is rehabbing an injury, nearing the end of this process for what he hopes will be the final time. Bird said he knows the “injury-prone” label already has been..." May 18

  • Greg Bird could be playing minor league games soon

    New York Post "Greg Bird could be playing in minor league games within a week, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “Greg is doing very well,’’ Boone said before the Yankees’ 4-0 win over the Astros Wednesday night. The first baseman, who opened the season on the disabled list, is coming back from a..." May 03

  • Bird's ankle progressing, could be back by May

    MLB.com "Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who has needed surgery on his right ankle each of the past two seasons, said Sunday he doesn't believe this will be a career-long issue for him. "I don't have a bad ankle," said Bird, speaking publicly for the first time since his March 27 surgery. "That was..." April 08

  • Yankees will stick with Tyler Austin-Neil Walker combo at first while waiting for Greg Bird to return

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman said Tuesday he has no plans to acquire anyone to play first base in Greg Bird’s injury-related absence, as the Yankees will rely primarily on the combination of Tyler Austin and Neil Walker to handle the position. “We’re going to stay with what we have currently,” Cashman said by..." March 27

  • Yankees' Bird expected out 6-8 weeks after ankle surgery

    The Score "Brian Cashman's concerns over Greg Bird's injured foot were validated Monday. The New York Yankees announced Tuesday their projected starting first baseman will undergo surgery to remove a broken spur from his ankle and is expected to be out six-to-eight weeks. It's troubling news for both..." March 26

  • The Greg Bird insurance Yankees have — but don’t want to use

    New York Post "If Greg Bird’s visit to Dr. Martin O’Malley on Monday in Manhattan results in a diagnosis that forces the first baseman to miss more than a few days, the Yankees believe they have enough depth to compensate for the loss. However, they have their fingers firmly crossed that O’Malley finds..." March 26

  • Yankees' Greg Bird: Headed to see specialist

    CBS Sports "An MRI on Bird's right foot revealed inflammation and he will see a specialist Monday. Bird exited Saturday's spring game with a sore right foot and was subsequently taken for an X-ray and CT scan. While his initial test results only revealed inflammation, Bird is scheduled to see a foot..." March 25

  • Greg Bird is hurt again

    New York Post "Greg Bird came so close to leaving camp healthy, if not stellar. Instead, the first baseman left Champion Stadium very early Saturday to get his sore right foot examined. The injury-prone Bird returned to Tampa to get examined by team medical officials, including Dr. Daniel Murphy, the Yankees..." March 24

  • Greg Bird is starting to quiet some whispering scouts

    New York Post "As the games that don’t count moved toward the ones that do, the buzz from the scouts who follow the Yankees was interesting. “It doesn’t look like he is confident,” one said. “He is not being very aggressive,” said another. Since the subject was Greg Bird, a lefty-swinging first baseman..." March 19

  • Greg Bird knows he has one thing to prove this season

    New York Post "There was a familiar sight at the Yankees’ minor league facility on Thursday. Greg Bird lofted several monstrous home runs well over the right field fence, looking much like the hitter he was at the end of 2017. The key for Bird this season — just as it was the previous two years — is staying..." February 09

  • Will Greg Bird fulfill potential across a full season?

    SNY TV "The Yankees enter the 2018 season with their first baseman set in stone, but will Greg Bird's body hold up long enough to reach his full potential? Bird was anointed the starting first baseman last season, courtesy of his pedigree and a blistering spring training. But he fouled a ball off his..." January 04