Injury Update: Greg Bird sees specialist

First baseman Greg Bird has been on the disabled list since May 2nd due to a right ankle injury. After suffering a setback during his rehab assignment, Bird was once again sidelined, thus leaving room for concern within the Yankees organization.

According to manager Joe Girardi, Bird met with Dr. Bob Anderson on Tuesday in North Carolina. During his visit, the 24-year-old received a cortisone shot, and the hope is that he can resume baseball activities in 3-5 days. As of now, there is no real timetable for Bird’s return.

Prior to suffering the injury, Bird was struggling mightily at the plate. After a very good spring training, Bird picked up only six hits throughout his first 60 at-bats this season. His struggles continued during his rehab stint in Triple-A, as he went 3-21 in 6 games prior to re-aggravating the injury.

With the Yankees getting a lack of production at first base, they are hopeful that Bird can return to the lineup in the near future. A healthy Greg Bird could definitely make a huge difference in the everyday lineup.

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