New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird nearly made it through spring training but alas, finds himself injured yet again.
He nearly did it. Unfortunately, the man came up a little short.
A day after he was hit by a Wade Miley pitch, Bird was sent for X-rays despite the fact he claimed he would play on Thursday. Once the elbow swelled up, Aaron Boone scratched him prior to the first pitch.
The organization didn’t think it was serious and in fairness to Bird, it’s come off the heels of a hit-by-pitch. With this guy, however, health is always the major focus.
When the X-rays came back clean, all breathed a sigh of relief.
Boone said x-ray and C.T. scans on Bird’s elbow were clean.
— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) March 21, 2019
Bird, 26, has participated in just 130 games over the last three seasons. When counting his rookie year of 2015 and missed season of 2016, Bird has played in just 176 games over five MLB campaigns.