Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:57:50 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury, 1B Greg Bird and C Austin Romine are absent from the starting lineup Sunday, April 30, against the Baltimore Orioles. OF Aaron Hicks will start in center field, 1B Chris Carter at first base and C Kyle Higashioka behind the plate.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:03:41 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (ankle, illness) is back in the starting lineup and batting sixth against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, April 13.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 08:38:40 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (ankle, illness) is absent from the lineup Sunday, April 9, due to a case of the flu or food poisoning, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. 1B Chris Carter will draw a second straight start in his place against the Baltimore Orioles.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:28:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 8, because of a bruised right ankle he suffered during spring training. Bird underwent and X-ray on the ankle, but it did not show any significant damage. The team hopes Bird will be able to play Monday, April 10.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:36:49 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 8, against the Baltimore Orioles. 1B Chris Carter will start at first base instead.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:15:42 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird was named the starting first baseman Wednesday, March 22, by manager Joe Girardi.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:36:11 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Oct. 10.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:11:11 -0800
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (shoulder) is unlikely to work his way back into action for the end of the 2016 season, but it's not entirely impossible, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Bird shouldn't be drafted anywhere in 2016 aside from deeper keeper leagues. The Yanks will use some combination of Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Dustin Ackley at first base with Bird done for the year.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:36:44 -0800
New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (shoulder) will miss all of the 2016 season, as he needs surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Bird, one of the Yankees top prospects, had 11 home runs in just 46 games for New York last year. He most certainly would have had a big role in 2016 given injury concerns for both Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. Bird will remain a notable prospect for dynasty and keeper leaguers given his excellent power profile, but you can't count on him until 2017 and beyond.
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:03:02 -0800
The New York Yankees are willing to trade SP Luis Severino in a package that would land them Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez. However, the belief is that the Yankees don't have enough pieces to snag Fernandez, even if they include 1B Greg Bird.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez is an elite young arm that won't come cheaply for any team, and it's unlikely that he's dealt. Severino has gigantic upside as a strikeout artist, too, and he can be had for much cheaper in fantasy drafts next spring.