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New York Yankees Greg Bird to miss 2016 season

Greg Bird USA TODAY

Greg Bird USA TODAY

New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a right shoulder labrum tear and will miss the 2016 season. The injury is a reoccurrence of a right shoulder injury sustained in May of 2015.

Bird felt discomfort again this offseason. He 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 and was projected to start the 2016 season in the minors rather than sit behind Mark Teixeria at first base.

Bird would have been first in line for major league at-bats in the event of an injury to Teixeira or designated hitter Alex Rodriguez.

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