It’s been awhile since the Yankees had Greg Bird in their starting lineup as the everyday first baseman.
Now, the Yankees might not have to wait much longer.
Manager Joe Girardi confirmed Bird would head to Tampa for a rehab stint starting Sunday. He would play one extended Spring Training game, followed by a stint with the High-A Tampa team.
If all goes well, Bird could be back in Yankees pinstripes in early June.
Bird has been out since an ankle injury he suffered in Spring Training hindered his playing ability in April. He’s expected to resume his first base duties upon his return.