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Greg Bird Injury: Updates on Yankees 1B’s Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will miss the entire 2016 season due to shoulder surgery, the team announced Monday.

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Yanks Announce Bird Injury Monday, Feb. 1 Bird, 23, was expected to compete for playing time at first base with the Yankees' core veterans in 2016. The former fifth-round pick hit .261/.343/.529 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI last season after taking over for an injured Mark Teixeira in August. Playing solid enough defense, Bird produced 0.9 wins above replacement in 46 games, via FanGraphs—equivalent to what Teixeira put up in 2013 and 2014 combined.

Unfortunately, Bird remains stuck behind high-cost veterans organizationally. General manager ...

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