This was supposed to be Greg Bird's breakout year.
Then again, so was last year.
And the year before that.
But Bird continues to be plagued by injuries — and he's headed under the knife once more.
The Yankees will be without their 25-year-old first baseman for the first 6-8 weeks of the season after he undergoes right ankle surgery on Tuesday to remove a small broken spur.
Bird, who hit just .154 this spring, reported feeling discomfort on Saturday, and was scratched from the lineup. He underwent an MRI and a CT scan, which showed no structural damage at the time, and Aaron Boone was feeling optimistic as a result. But Bird visited specialist Dr....