To the surprise of Yankee fans across the country, Greg Bird seems to be injured again. The 24 year old was a late scratch in Tuesday’s game against the Rays due to lower back tightness, and it appears he might miss some more time
Greg Bird is day-to-day with back spasms. Probably won't play tomorrow vs. LHP Blake Snell.
Bird’s entire career thus far has been plagued with injuries, and it seems the guy can’t catch a break. He missed all of 2016 with a shoulder injury, and most of 2017 after requiring surgery on his ankle. Bird has struggled this year, hitting a mere .147 with three homers and 13 RBIs.
Fellow baby bomber Tyler Austin will likely see more time at first base in Bird’s absence. It is also possible that Garrett Cooper will be called up from Triple-A if Bird has to miss an extended period of time. However, Yankee executives and fans alike are keeping their fingers crossed that Bird will stay off the DL and regain his 2015 form.