Yanks' Greg Bird needs ankle surgery again, out 6-8 weeks

Enjoy New York Yankee baseball this season thanks to 1045 The Team. Brian Cashman said there will be an 80-20 split between Andujar's third base work and his time at first base. But now fans are back to reenacting the Abbott and Costello routine. "CT and MRI exams showed no structural damage, but he returned to NY for further evaluation, leading to the broken spur diagnosis". And so Pandora's box opened up once again.

Tyler Austin has played 35 of his 51 career Major League Baseball games at first base, batting.236 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. He missed all of 2016 with a shoulder injury.

The New York Yankees announced Monday afternoon that Greg Bird will be out for six to eight weeks after having ankle surgery Tuesday.

But Bird continues to be plagued by injuries - and he's headed under the knife once more.

His healthy presence in the Yankees lineup would add another imposing bat to an already loaded lineup that features Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.

Once removed from the lineup Bird was taken back to Tampa to have X-Rays taken.

Alternatively, Boone can employ the strategy used by Joe Girardi last season, putting the left-handed Didi Gregorius in the middle of the righties.

Bird, 25, has had an uneven 348 plate appearances. However, this doesn't solve the problem of Who's on First. "But we feel like we got some answers". Well there is also a second way you can win a pair of tickets. Walker was supposed to be the starter at second, which means Tyler Wade and Ronald Torreyes should see increased playing time. Dr. Martin O'Malley is to operate Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY.