New York Yankees Place Greg Bird On 10-Day Disabled List
Apr 2, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (33) against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of Tuesday’s contest, the New York Yankees have placed 1B Greg Bird on the 10-day disabled list due to a right ankle bruise. 

Prior to Tuesday’s contest with the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees announced that they have placed struggling first baseman Greg Bird on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle bruise.

Bird, 24, is 6-for-60 (.100) on the young 2017 season and has recorded just one hit since his monster home run against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 16. This performance is obviously a far cry from his 2015 campaign when the lefty slugged 11 home runs in 46 games.

According to manager Joe Girardi, Bird had two MRIs on his ankle — one in early April and one on Tuesday morning.The earlier one showed the bruise and today’s showed that it has not healed. Bird will be shut down from baseball activity for 7-10 days and will not travel with the team.

Taking his place on the roster is utility man Rob Refnsyder, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 26-year-old was taken in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft by New York and has played in 76 major league games at five different positions (1B, 2B, 3B, LF and RF).

In 222 plate appearances, Refnsyder owns a .262/.332/.354 slash line with two home runs and 17 RBIs. He went 20-for-77 (.260) in 21 games for the RailRiders prior to the call-up.