Yankees place Greg Bird on 10-day DL with ankle contusion

Greg Bird‘s ankle has been bothering him since Spring Training, and it may be the culprit why Bird has heavily struggled at the plate.

But the Yankees want to give Bird’s ankle more time to heal. That’s why Bird is heading to the disabled list to recuperate.

The Yankees have officially placed Bird on the 10-day DL and have called up Rob Refsnyder as a replacement. Bird won’t engage in baseball activity for seven to ten days and will most likely have to go to Triple-A for a rehab assignment.

However, Bird isn’t the only player suffering from an injury. Jacoby Ellsbury underwent an MRI for a bruised elbow and won’t play for the next few days. He’s not on the DL yet, but if Ellsbury can’t play during the Chicago Cubs or Cincinnati Reds series, the Yankees will put him on the DL retroactive to today.

Quick Notes

Gary Sanchez will catch for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight and tomorrow, and will DH on Thursday with hopes he’ll return on Friday against the Chicago Cubs.

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7 Responses to Yankees place Greg Bird on 10-day DL with ankle contusion

  1. T. Mat says:

    Man up. Bruised ankle. Give me a break. Quit pampering.

  2. Thomas says:

    This may explain the slow start.

  3. Jim says:

    Sanchez had a great night last night. 2 for 4 with a double and homer. He may be brought up today if Romine can't go. No other catchers on the 40-man roster.

    No one tried to run on him, so not sure if his arm got tested in game.

  4. buckeye balls says:

    bring him up now-rehab stints for hitters are unnecessary

    • Celerino says:

      I think a rehab stint for Bird, after resting the ankle, will suit him well. Warm up against lesser competition in the minors before coming back.

  5. WyomingGrizFan says:

    Looks like, for I dearly hope so, that Araon Judge is going to put up Mickey Mantle type stats, this year. Like Mantle did in the early part of his career.

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