1B - COL - MiLB
The Colorado Rockies signed 28-year-old first baseman Greg Bird to a minor league contract - with a major league invite to spring training - on Thursday.
The former Yankees prospect and perennial fantasy sleeper did not appear in the majors last season as a member of the Rangers and Phillies organizations. Bird has 32 career HR with 98 RBI across 186 games since 2015. He will compete for a roster spot in Colorado and could again find himself on fantasy sleeper lists in deeper leagues if he has an impressive spring training, given the favorable ballpark and the lack of a clear option at first base for the Rockies. He's simply a name to keep on your radar for the time being.
1B Greg Bird signed a minor-league deal with Philadelphia on Tuesday and was added to the 60-player pool.
Bird suffered a calf injury earlier in the season and was released by the Rangers. He will provide the Phillies first-base depth as Rhys Hoskins is dealing with an elbow injury. Bird has yet to appear in a game in 2020, but slashed .171/.293/.257 over 41 plate appearances for the Yankees in 2019.
Greg Bird has elected free agency after clearing outright waivers. He was designated for assignment earlier this week.
Bird was once an elite prospect, but has simply been league average over 700 plate appearances across four injury-riddled seasons at the big-league level. Look for him to latch on to a team soon.
Greg Bird (calf) was activated off the 10-day injured list and designated for assignment by the Rangers on Tuesday.
Bird signed a contract with the Rangers in August, and shortly landed on the IL with a calf injury. He didn’t appear in one game for the Rangers and was removed from the 40-man roster. Bird will look to latch onto another team this season.
Greg Bird was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right calf strain.
Bird had his contract selected by the Rangers over the weekend, but he'll head to the injured list before making an appearance. Bird is eligible to be activated August 11.