Yankees Bring Back Old Friend

The Toronto Blue Jays may have released Greg Bird on Monday, but the 29-year-old has already found a new home. Well, technically, he's going back to a former team, as he has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. 

Bird of course began his career as a Yankee and once was viewed as a potential starting first baseman of the future for them. He had a strong rookie season with them back in 2015, as he had 11 home runs, 31 RBIs, and a .261 batting average. Yet, due to injury trouble, he has not been able to replicate that kind of success since. Furthermore, he hasn't appeared in the majors since the 2019 campaign. 

Bird just had an excellent season with Triple-A Albuquerque, so perhaps this could be the beginning of him finding his old form. In 112 games with the team, he had 27 home runs, 91 RBIs, and a .267 batting average. With him likely beginning the season in Triple-A, it will be intriguing to see if he can do that well yet again. If so, he very well could land himself a call up to the Yankees.

Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see what happens with Bird during his reunion with the Bronx Bombers. 

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