Yankees’ Greg Bird To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Miss Entire 2016 Season


NEW YORK — Yankees first base prospect Greg Bird will have right shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season.

The Yankees said Monday that Bird’s labrum will be repaired by Dr. David Altchek at The Hospital for Special Surgery. The team said the injury is a reoccurrence of one originally sustained last May.

Bird, who turned 23 in November, made his big league debut on Aug. 13 and took over at first base when Mark Teixeira got hurt. Bird hit .261 with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and nine doubles in 157 at-bats, and he had been viewed as protection against injuries to the oft-hurt Teixeira, who is entering the final year of his contract.

Thumbnail photo via Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird

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