Yankees lose 1B Greg Bird for season with shoulder injury

Baseball Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will have shoulder surgery Tuesday and miss the entire 2016 season, the team announced.Bird hurt his right shoulder last May while playing in the minors. He had the injury re-evaluated after feeling discomfort again this offseason and was diagnosed with a torn labrum. The 23-year-old had 11 home runs in 157 at-bats for the Yankees as a rookie last season while filling in for Mark Teixeira.MORE: 11 most controversial players in history It would have been difficult for Bird to crack the roster early this season with Teixeira back and Alex Rodriguez taking up the designated hitter spot, but Bird would have been the first player called up after an injury.Yankees fans had been waiting for big news in a relatively quiet offseason in the Big

Apple, but this isn’t what they had in mind.