Yankees Notes: Bird may not return this year, Austin to DL?
The New York Yankees are dealing with injuries to all aspects of their team from outfield to pitching and of course first base. Greg Bird was supposed to be the heavy hitter in the Yankees lineup (his Spring Training numbers were eye-popping) but it is Aaron Judge who has filled that hole. Instead, Bird struggled when the regular season started and has been on the DL after appearing in only 25 games between the big league club and Triple-A.
To add salt in the wounds, there is growing concern that Bird will not suit up and play baseball again this season. Bird is still feeling soreness in his injured foot/ankle and Joe Girardi told YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits that Bird may not suit up again this season.
Further complicating the situation is that Tyler Austin who was recently called up to man the first base duties could be DL-bound, per Girardi (via ESPN’s Andrew Marchand). If that is the case, Chris Carter who accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A could be back soon in the pinstripes.
At 42-34 the Yankees still hold a tie for first place in the AL East, but these injuries and all the others that have already happened (Sabathia, Hicks, Holliday, etc.) severely hinder the Yanks chances of maintaining that seat atop the AL East.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/yankees-notes-bird-may-not-return-this-year-austin-to-dl/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/665021526.jpg?fit=750%2C500&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/665021526.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1MLBNew York YankeesRecent Posts#MLB,#Yankees,Greg Bird,New York YankeesThe New York Yankees are dealing with injuries to all aspects of their team from outfield to pitching and of course first base. Greg Bird was supposed to be the heavy hitter in the Yankees lineup (his Spring Training numbers were eye-popping) but it is Aaron Judge who has...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk