Bird was slated to start at first base and bat ninth.
Bird missed 104 games this season with a right ankle bone bruise that eventually needed surgery.
Bird hit .214 with two bombs in 14 games since coming off the DL.
The Yankees are 4-2 on their nine-game, 10-day road trip...play the rst of three against Tampa Bay at Citi Field tonight...went 2-1 vs. Texas over the weekend and 2-1 at Baltimore from 9/4-6...will play 17 of their 20 remaining games in New York City (including 14 at Yankee Stadium and three at Citi Field).
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- Series With Rays At Citi Field A Reminder Of Last Time Yankees Moved To QueensSports Illustrated
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