New York Yankees Bomber Buzz 8/21/17: Greg Bird Rehab Update, Mitchell Sent Down
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Greg Bird #33 of the New York Yankees hits a two run home run as Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals defends on April 16, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

With the New York Yankees coming off a brutal loss against Boston, here’s the news and notes you need to know.

In Monday, August 21, 2017’s edition of New York Yankees Bronx Bomber Buzz, we take a look at a roster move involving Bryan Mitchell as well as an update regarding Greg Bird‘s current rehab assignment.

First off, the Yankees have optioned right-hander Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A following Sunday’s loss in anticipation of Masahiro Tanaka returning from the disabled list on Tuesday.


New York Yankees



The club should be excited to regain Tanaka into the rotation, considering he was beginning to get back in a groove before the injury.

Mitchell was the one to go down after his awful performance on Thursday night at Citi Field, where he surrendered four runs without even recording a single out.

Next up, first baseman Greg Bird seems to be progressing well with his rehab assignment with Triple-A following his ankle surgery.



The left-hander slugged two massive home runs on Saturday night to add-on to his impressive assignment.

Hopefully, Bird can rejoin the big league team this week and inject some offense into a lineup which is desperately missing a key left-handed bat.

Please SUBSCRIBE to ESNY's Daily Newsletter, ESNY City Stream. Every piece of content included yet CUSTOMIZED to your New York Sports-team allegiance:

ESNY City Stream

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU