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Monday, March 26, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: DEJA VU FOR GREG BIRD WHO IS OUT 6-8 WEEKS AFTER SECOND FOOT SURGERY

                                                      

Unbelievable.  New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird needs to petition not to be involved in spring training games going forward as for the second year in a row, he suffered a foot injury that will require surgery.  The latest setback for Bird centered on how he was first scratched from his Saturday exhibition start due to soreness in his foot and a subsequent X-Ray was not clean.  That led to an MRI that showed a broken bone on Bird's ankle that needs to be surgically repaired.  The surgery will now keep Bird out for the next 6-8 weeks which brings back memories of last season when he had a procedure on the same foot that cost him the majority of the year.  While Bird struggled mightily this spring, he was still in an excellent spot in a packed Yankees order that would give him ample protection to come close to 30 home runs and 90 RBI.  Now Bird is down until late May or June and so his loss is a big one.  As far as who will take his place, the Yanks can use a combination of the recently-signed Neil Walker and minor league first baseman Tyler Austin.  Neither is an exciting fantasy baseball option but the bigger news is that top third base prospect Miguel Andujar is not in the plans as of yet.  Just another big injury development with the fantasy baseball season just days away from getting going. 


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