Greg Bird's future with Yankees is at his crossroads


Under 8 m.m. On Wednesday, the Yankees must decide which will affect Greg Bird's future with the organization.

This is the deadline for teams to offer contracts to the players on the 40-man roster that has not been signed for the 2020 season. If a player is not offered a contract he becomes a free agent. If he is offered a contract, he becomes a signed player with a later decision.

On Tuesday evening there was the 40-man Yankees '36 roster, and the 18-game Domingo German winner was not included, and it is hoped that he will be suspended at the start of next season to overcome abuse policy. MLB family this year.

With Estevan Florial's expectations, Deivi Garcia, it is likely that Luis Gil, Rony Garcia and Nick Nelson will be added to the 40 man roster to defend them from being selected in draft Rule 5 at the next month's winter meetings in San Diego. the Yankees clear rotation space. And that is before signing any agents free.

Trades teams that lead to the deadline often do not offer tenders. While it would not be easy to make offers at Chance Adams, it would not be easy to say if it is not dealt with, that's not the same as the 27-year-old Bird, as the Yankees Open Day was the first baseman and who had the 7-2 victory over the Orioles.

After solids 2015 when the first baseman was filling was well beaten for Mark Teixeira by striking with .261 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and a .872 OPS in 46 game, a bird pressed with injuries. It lost all 2016 due to right shoulder surgery and was limited to 130 combined games in 2017 and 2018 due to surgeries on the right ankle. Bird's last season was in 10 games before he went on the injured list on 16 April with a tear in the left forest faces and lost the rest of the season. He played in seven games for Gigantes in the Dominican Winter Series to refocus re-registration activities and went 3-for-24 (.125).

In spite of the injured history, Bird, who has three rows of choice, could be interested if he was a free agent because of his age and a sweet swing taken for Yankee Stadium. Bird made $ 1.2 million last year when he was entitled to mediation for the first time. If a major league contract is not traded or offered, Bird could return to the Yankees on a league tournament and go to spring training and enter a first crowded mix with DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit and Mike Ford, on the 40- roster. man.

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