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Greg Bird likely dodged another injury bullet.

Greg Bird was held out of a second straight game on Tuesday after receiving an MRI exam on his ailing back, but the first baseman said he felt improvement and expected to be able to play on Wednesday. “I think I’ll be ready to go,” Bird said before the Yankees lost 2-1 to the Rays...
Time: 00:45     Date: 13.09.2017
Last US Sport News: Greg Bird likely dodged another injury bullet. NY Post 24 - US News

“I think I’ll be ready to go,” Bird said before the Yankees lost 2-1 to the Rays at Citi Field. “I feel a lot better.”

According to manager Joe Girardi and Bird the MRI exam showed no structural damage and they were encouraged by how the symptoms subsided from Monday when Bird was scratched.

Bird said the discomfort was between his lower and middle back which began Sunday, when he went 0-for-5.

Following Monday’s game, Bird said he would need “a few days off,” but was more optimistic on Tuesday.

“As the day has progressed, I’ve been better,’’ said Bird, who also received treatment on Tuesday. “I was just frustrated [Monday] night, I think.”

Bird has been plagued by injury woes for much of his major league career. He underwent season-ending shoulder surgery last year and was sidelined from May 2 to Aug. 16 this season with a bone bruise in his right ankle.

In 14 games since returning from surgery to remove a bone in the ankle, Bird is just 9-for-42 (.214) with two homers. He likely would have sat against Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell on Tuesday, but right-hander Chris Archer will start on Wednesday.

Girardi didn’t have Didi Gregorius in the lineup Tuesday night but there wasn’t anything physically wrong with the Yankees’ best all-around player.

“If I am going to give Didi a day off it’s going to be against the left-handers,’’ Girardi said of the shortstop who started the previous 26 games at the position.

Gregorius was replaced by Ronald Torreyes and took a seat batting .421 (8-for-19) in the last five games.

Gregorius grounded out for Torreyes in the seventh and remained in the game.

“I asked him why he was blocking the base,’’ Gardner said before the game. “He said he wasn’t blocking the base.’’

Gardner then said that Espinosa had a foot placed in front of the bag leaving him no place to touch the base with either hand on a head-first slide.

MLB rules prohibit players from blocking bases and home plate if they don’t have the ball.

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