Yanks' Bird needs foot surgery; year likely done

From ESPN - July 17, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS -- New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird's season is likely over because he will need surgery to remove a bone in his foot.

After missing all of 2016 following shoulder surgery, Bird has played in only 19 games this season, batting only .100.

"It's really tough to get on track when you missed two really whole years," Girardi said.

Girardi would not say definitively if he looked at Bird as the team's starting first baseman for 2018.


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