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LMB: Former New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird Signs With Charros de Jalisco

 Leif Skodnick  |    Feb 27th, 2024 3:57pm EST

Greg Bird of the New York Yankees runs up the line shouting after hitting a home run as fans cheer in the 7th inning in game 3 of the American League division series MLB game against the Cleveland Indians on October 8, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 1-0. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

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Former New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who breathed new life into his career in the Australian Baseball League over the winter, has signed with the Charros de Jalisco of the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol.

In 40 games with Melbourne this past winter, Bird slashed .277/.348/.539 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI.

Bird played 11 games during the 2023 season with Quebec in the Frontier League, batting .293 with a homer and four RBI.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Bird played parts of four seasons with the Yankees from 2015-19, but was frequently injured and never played more than 82 games in a single season.

The biggest moment of his Major League career came on Oct. 8, 2017, when he hit a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh of game three of the American League Division Series against Cleveland. The dinger held up as the game’s lone run, with the Yankees winning the game and coming back to win the series three games to two after losing the first two games.

In all, Bird appeared in 186 games in MLB, all with the Yankees, batting .211/.301/.424 with a .725 OPS, 32 home runs and 98 RBI.