Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weekly Check In: Greg Bird

Greg Bird has acclimated well thus far to Triple-A pitching and baseball since his promotion from the Double-A Trenton Thunder. This week alone Bird tied a career high in hits in a single game with four and has slowly and quietly been increasing all his major stats as a member of the Scranton RailRiders. Bird is definitely the word down in Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

Bird, barring a catastrophic injury to either Mark Teixeira or Garrett Jones, will spend the rest of the season in Triple-A but could be primed to make his jump to the major leagues as soon as 2016. With the expiring contract of Jones coming off the books for New York after the 2015 season Bird could possibly step in and backup for Teixeira on the bench in 2016. Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves though as a lot can change between then and now but the good news for Bird and for the Yankees alike is that he’s playing well and continuing to crush the ball after the promotion.

Baby steps, that’s the word. 


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