Greg Bird slated to begin rehab assignment

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.

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5 Responses to Greg Bird slated to begin rehab assignment

  1. Terry says:

    If he's healthy, he's the missing link to the line up. People tend to forget how important the lower half is to a hitter. If he can't plant the foot without pain, well we saw what can happen. This kid's the real deal, hope he's finally healthy

  2. Howard says:

    When he comes back, he has to remember he his not a dead pull hitter.
    He was great in 2015 when he was spraying the ball around the field.
    I think Bird got homer happy due to his success in Spring Training.
    If he can make that adjustment the homers will come naturally.

  3. Guest says:

    What has happened with his rehab? I've haven't seen any updates on his return.

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