It’s early and all, but this will probably be of some note to some of us Banterers in the coming Spring. according to tweets by both NY Post’s Joel Sherman and LoHuds’ Chad Jennings (contained in the linked article) Greg Bird will be out for the entire 2016 season, due to shoulder surgery. Apparently the Yanks have been hip to this since last May when the injury was first incurred, but doctors said he wouldn’t require any surgery… until now, with a recent recurrence of the injury. *Sigh*, well, at least Cashman’s been making moves all winter to shore up the depth in the minors as that seems to be about to be put to good use, but dang this sure came out of left field for the rest of us. Not that he was slated to start in the majors; in fact all indications were that Bird was to start off 2016 in SWB until need be, but crap. Alex better get his 1B glove on, because he might have to put in some work there soon enough.
Meanwhile, get well soon, dude; see ya next year we hope.