"It's annoying, I know it annoys Greg, but at least we have some answers," said manager Aaron Boone to reporters in Atlanta on Monday night prior to the Yankees' last show game. "On the whole, hopefully we'll see back and it's a short-term hit on the road, and we can get it back forever."
There are a number of outside options – Adam Lind, who has hit 14 homers and a .875 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, especially against right-handers last year with Washington, was in the camp earlier ̵
At this time of year, that's what you do: you go with what you have, "Cashman said before the extent of Bird's injury became known." So, Neil Walker's import here is lately even more advantageous. Tyler Austin had a really good camp. So it's important to have depth. They would rather not rely on it, but we have a certain depth.
The Yankees overcame the early injury of shortstop Didi Gregorius and Catcher Gary Sanchez last year, with Ronald Torreyes and Austin Romine proficient 19659005] But the first base was more of a problem – Chris Carter, Garrett Cooper and, to a lesser extent Measurements, Chase Headley were unable to deliver the insult for which Bird had produced lightning.The Yankees' first basemen were minus 2.3 wins over replacement – the third worst in baseball last season.
Bird, 25 , has proved promising – hitting 11 Homer's and a .871 OP When he played in 46 games in late 2015, he missed next season with a shoulder surgery and nearly four months last season with an ankle injury that was misdiagnosed after He had fouled a ball out of his leg at the end of the spring. He returned in late August and was one of their main thugs in the His solo home run by Cleveland left-hander Andrew Miller helped the Yankees stay alive in the Division Series with a 1-0 win in Game 3.
If Walker most likely starts on Friday against the Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez – He will be the 15th Yankee to start at the first base since the beginning of the 2016 season.
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