Bird is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. The 25-year-old has just a .467 OPS over the past 14 games, so he'll head to the bench for a day off with lefty Martin Perez hurling for Texas. Luke Voit will fill in for Bird at first base for the afternoon.
Bird is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers. Bird is 3-for-35 with zero extra-base hits and one RBI in his last 10 games. Luke Voit will start at first base against the Rangers and left-hander Mike Minor.
Bird isn't in Sunday's starting lineup against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports. Bird is set for a rare off day as left-hander David Price is slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Luke Voit will take over at first base and bat sixth in Bird's absence.
Bird went 1-for-4 with a grand slam, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Orioles. Bird broke the game open in the third inning with his grand slam that hit off the foul pole in right to give the Yankees a five-run lead. It's taken a while for the 25-year-old to get going after missing the bulk of the opening two months, but he's now riding a five-game hitting streak and has driven in eight runs over the past two games.
Bird went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 6-5 loss at Baltimore. Bird's three-run home run to right field in the fifth inning started the scoring for the Yankees against Orioles starter Andrew Cashner, and Bird also added a sacrifice fly during the seventh inning. Despite powering New York's offense Tuesday, the 25-year-old is still only 6-for-28 in July with 11 strikeouts.
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