The Yankees resemble a Triple-A squad larger than predominant league workforce at this stage.
First baseman Greg Bird has been positioned on the 10-day IL with a left plantar fascia tear, the Yankees launched Tuesday.
Prior to tonight’s sport, the Yankees positioned 1B Greg Bird on the 10-day IL (retroactive to 4/14) with a left plantar fascia tear and chosen INF Mike Ford from @swbrailriders and signed him to a Major League contract.
OF Jacoby Ellsbury was moreover transferred to the 60-day IL.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 16, 2019
The lefty was batting .171 with one dwelling run and one RBI sooner than getting hurt.
Bird, 26, is the fifth player from New York’s projected Opening Day starting lineup to go on the injured report this season, changing into a member of Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar and Gary Sanchez.
And that is merely the position avid gamers as CC Sabathia merely returned to the rotation nevertheless Luis Severino stays shut down and Dellin Betances these days suffered a setback as successfully.
The Yankees understandably have started slowly this season as they sit in third in the AL East with a 6-9 doc behind the Rays (12-4) and the Orioles (7-10).
Despite the accidents, the Yankees nonetheless take into account they’re going to compete with what they’ve.
“The guys we have in there are certainly capable of scoring runs,” supervisor Aaron Boone suggested reporters earlier this week, by the New York Post. “We’ve just got to continue to grind away and find a way right now when we are a little depleted.”
Mike Ford, 26, has been often known as up to substitute Bird on New York’s roster. Ford is batting .410 with 5 dwelling runs in 10 video video games at Triple-A Scranton.
The Yankees sit in 17th in MLB with 73 runs scored this 12 months. They ranked second in 2018.