Greg Bird (baseball) Biography, Age, Stats,Injury, And Latest News

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Greg Bird Biography

Greg Bird (baseball) Full name Gregory Paul Bird is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Greg Bird

Career
Bird attended Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado, where he played for the baseball team as a catcher and formed a battery with pitcher Kevin Gausman. Bird was named the Colorado Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year as a senior.He committed to attend the University of Arkansas to play college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks.The New York Yankees drafted Bird in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, receiving a $1.1 million signing bonus.In 2011, Bird made his debut for the Golf Coast Yankees. Due to the severe injuries, he played only 28 games in 2012.

Birds begin 2013 season with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League.At the end of 2013, Bird bagged the Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees Minor League Player of the Year.In 2014, Bird played for the Tampa Yankees and Scottsdale Scorpions.On August 13, 2015, Yankees was promoted to the major leagues. On August 15, he had his first single off of against the Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins.

On August 19, Bird hit his first two MLB home runs against the Minnesota Twins.In the 2015-16 season, Bird suffered a shoulder injury. However, he was properly diagnosed and underwent successful surgery, and ruled out for the entire 2016 season.

In spring 2017, Bird showed full recovery and hit eight home runs against the Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.In July 2017, Bird diagnosed with the os trigonum in his right foot.

Greg Bird Age

Born on 9th November 1992.

Greg Bird Wife

Greg Bird’s wife is called Becky.

Greg Bird Yankees/Greg Bird New York Yankees

Bird was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[5] Bird signed with the Yankees, receiving a $1.1 million signing bonus and bypassing his commitment to Arkansas. He was drafted as a catcher but was moved to first base.

Bird made his professional debut for the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2011.In 2014, Bird began the season with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where he batted .277 with seven home runs and 32 runs batted in before he was promoted tor the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League, where he batted for a .253/.379/.558 triple slash to go along with 7 homers and 11 RBI to create a full season equaling .271/.376/.472 slash line, 14 homers, and 43 RBI in 102 games.On September 22, Bird hit a game winning three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the top of the tenth inning. He finished the season with a .261 batting average and a .343 on-base percentage. In 46 games and 157 at-bats, Bird hit 11 home runs with 31 RBIs.

Greg Bird Injury/Greg Bird Injury Update

On March 26, 2018, it was revealed that Bird would undergo ankle surgery, ruling him out for six to eight weeks. He underwent successful surgery the next day on March 27, and it was revealed to be a small bone spur. A coin-sized calcium deposit was also removed from the ankle, and this was the second time Bird had the surgery since a problematic separate bone was removed from the ankle the previous summer. Bird returned from his ankle surgery on May 26, 2018.

Greg Bird Salary

On Jan 10,2019 Yankees agree to $1.2 million, 1-year contract.

Greg Bird Minor League Stats

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Greg Bird Stats

Career stats

Year
Team
GP
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
HR
Avg
2018
Yankees
82
272
23
54
38
30
78
11
.199
2017
Yankees
48
147
20
28
28
19
42
9
.190
2015
Yankees
46
157
26
41
31
19
53
11
.261
Career
177
576
69
123
97
68
173
31
.214

 

 

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