Greg Bird has been on the DL since May 2 after injuring his ankle.
By NYDN Staff
Greg Bird, who has been struggling during his minor-league rehab stint, still isn’t feeling right and is seeing a doctor, according to Joe Girardi.
The Yankees manager announced the news Thursday afternoon while on Mike Francesa’s show on WFAN.
Bird fouled a ball off his ankle in the team’s final Grapefruit League game. He went on the disabled list on May 2.
On Wednesday, Bird went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk in Triple-A Scranton’s 6-5 victory over Rochester in Moosic, Pa.
“The results, they haven’t been great is the bottom line, so we’re trying to get him going is what we’re trying to do,” Girardi previously said. “I’m not there, so I’m not necessarily watching his whole at-bats and how he’s reacting to pitches, but when you look at the numbers, they’re not what you expect from Greg Bird.”
Bird hit 11 homers and posted an .872 OPS during a 46-game stint with the Yankees in 2015, but he missed the entire 2016 campaign due to a shoulder injury.