Yankees will stick with Tyler Austin-Neil Walker combo at first while waiting for Greg Bird to return, GM Brian Cashman says

Yankees will stick with Tyler Austin-Neil Walker combo at first while waiting for Greg Bird to return, GM Brian Cashman says

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, March 27,
2018, 1:53 PM

Brian Cashman said Tuesday he has no plans to acquire anyone to play first base in Greg Bird’s injury-related absence, as the Yankees will rely primarily on the combination of Tyler Austin and Neil Walker to handle the position.

“We’re going to stay with what we have currently,” Cashman said by phone Tuesday. “We feel we are covered well there with those guys.

“Walker is a proven guy and Tyler Austin had a great spring. He deserved the right to be on the club, and now because of the injury he’ll get the opportunity.”

Cashman said plans were already in place to have Miguel Andujar play some first base as well as third base in the minors, though he said nothing had been decided about how he’ll split the time at the positions.

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