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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 02:12 am
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What appeared to be inevitable at the first-base position for the New York Yankees became a reality Wednesday when manager Joe Girardi named Greg Bird as the team's starting first baseman, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand.

The 24-year-old, who missed the entire 2016 season while recovering from labrum surgery, had some competition in camp from power-hitting Chris Carter and Tyler Austin, but his torrid spring slash line of .421/.500/.947 with four home runs has apparently separated him from the pack.

Bird is one in a group of promising young players - along with Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge - expected to lead the Yankees' latest regime.

Bird made his major-league debut in 2015, hitting .261/.343/.529 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs in 46 games before succumbing to shoulder surgery the following offseason.