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Justus Sheffield moved to bullpen in Triple-A, primed for September call-up

The Railriders scratched Justus Sheffield from his start today and have announced that he is being moved to the bullpen. While typically this is meant for someone who is struggling and not performing to expectations, this is a different scenario. This move will not only monitor Sheffield’s innings for him so he can contribute down the stretch, but it will allow him to adapt to a new role the Yankees plan on using him in when September 1 arrives.

Breaking: Greg Bird to rejoin the Yankees Saturday

At long last, the Yankees starting first baseman Greg Bird will be returning to the major league team this Saturday, in the Bronx, as the Yankees take on the Halos. This came directly from Boone who told WFAN today. Bird has missed the entirety of the season, thus far, due to an ankle surgery in late-March.
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Bird’s bat will play well in a lineup filled with right-handed power. He hit 206 with three home runs in eleven rehab games. He will likely garner a majority at-bats at first base, but could very well be platooned with either Walker or Austin when the Yankees face a southpaw. A corresponding move has yet to announced.

After countless injury plagued seasons since his debut in 2015, the Yankees hope that this will be the last hurdle Bird has to jump as he will try to once again cement himself as a cornerstone position player.

Article by: Ryan Thoms