Yankees place Greg Bird on IL with torn plantar fascia

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The Yankees injury train keeps on chugging along. The latest to get on board is first baseman Greg Bird, who the Yankees just announced has been placed on the injured list with a torn plantar fascia. The move is retroactive to Sunday.

An injured Greg Bird is nothing new, sadly. He has been riddled with injuries, including serious ones, over the course of his career, causing him to miss entire seasons. Last year was his career high in games played with 82.

Bird was not hitting well to start the season, and now he’s likely to be out for a long time. The Yankees called up Mike Ford from AAA to take Bird’s place on the roster.