Thursday, June 8, 2017

So it Seems Greg Bird May Be Back Soon Too!

So Aroldis Chapman could be back next week and Yankees first baseman of the now and of the future may not be far behind him. Bird has played in a total of six rehab games with the Single-A Tampa Yankees as of Tuesday and has moved his rehab to Triple-A Scranton leaving him one step away from the Bronx. Bird is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the RailRiders take on Lehigh Valley, weather permitting of course.

Bird has yet to play nine innings in the field and has yet to play in back-to-back games according to an interview done by Joe Girardi after the Yankees 5-4 loss to Boston on Tuesday night so the Yankees first baseman will have to clear those two hurdles before thinking about a return to the Bronx. Presumably you would have to think those two milestones will come while the lefty is in Triple-A.

Bird has struggled ever since fouling a ball off of his foot back in spring training so hopefully taking the time to let it rest and heal on the disabled list can be beneficial to Bird. Bird will undoubtedly have some rust to knock off once he returns but once he does we could be in for a true show at the plate in the Bronx with Bird, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge.

I will end this by saying that, and this hurts coming from me because I have been one of the biggest Brian Cashman apologists in the world, but Brian Cashman is an idiot. Cashman was quoted as saying the following when asked about the possibility of bringing up Tyler Austin from Triple-A when he was activated off the disabled list this week:

“We talked about whether he should go here or go there, but having him and Carter on the same team doesn’t make sense.”

Yeah, and water is wet and the sky is blue. Of course it doesn’t make sense dummy that is why you get rid of Chris Carter. Designate him for assignment! Ugh. Have a great day everyone. 

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