Greg Bird to undergo surgery

Ugh. This likely means that Greg Bird will not be a big league option until late May. Unfortunately, injuries are nothing new for Bird, who seems to have some part of his body let him down on a yearly basis. His hitting ability is tantalizing, but he’s yet to prove he can stay on the field for an extended period of time.

In Bird’s absence, expect to see Neil Walker and Tyler Austin form a first base platoon. That duo should be solid and will help cushion the blow of losing Bird. This won’t turn out to be another Chris Carter and Rob Refsnyder situation.

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