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New York Yankees’ Greg Bird Thanks Fans in Post-Surgery Picture on Instagram
February 3rd, 2016 at 6:42 PM
This past week, New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird underwent surgery on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum he suffered as a result from a previous injury he sustained earlier in the 2015 season while in the minors. ***PHOTO1*** The surgery will take Bird out of commission for the...

New York Yankees Could End up Bringing Mark Teixeira Back for 2017 with Greg Bird Injury
February 3rd, 2016 at 9:38 AM
Heading into the 2016 season, the foregone conclusion was that Mark Teixeira would play out the final year of his contract and then Greg Bird would take the reigns as the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees in 2017. ***PHOTO1*** But that all changed when Bird suffered a torn labrum...

MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees Unlikely to Pursue Mets’ Juan Uribe as Greg Bird Replacement
February 2nd, 2016 at 7:18 PM
With the New York Yankees looking at alternative solutions to replace Greg Bird on the roster now that he will miss the 2016 season due to a torn labrum in his shoulder and will need to undergo surgery, several options have been floated around; Pedro Alvarez and Justin Morneau have...

New York Yankees Would Consider Backup 1st Baseman; but Only on Minor League Deal
February 2nd, 2016 at 10:02 AM
The New York Yankees losing Greg Bird for the entire 2016 season due to a torn labrum in his shoulder was a tough blow to their depth, especially to Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** Bird was likely the first man up if either player got hurt for an extended period of...

New York Yankees Won’t Pursue Backup 1st Basemen, Dustin Ackley to Back up Mark Teixeira
February 1st, 2016 at 7:36 PM
With the news that Greg Bird will undergo shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in the right shoulder and will miss the entire 2016 season, it was a punch to the gut to a fan base that grew to like Bird in his brief time in the majors, as...