New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (back spasms) felt better on Tuesday and expects to return to the lineup on Wednesday, reports Erik Boland of Newsday.
Bird is currently day-to-day, manager Joe Girardi told reporters after Monday's 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field.
Bird was a late scratch from Monday's lineup with back soreness and was replaced by Tyler Austin.
Since returning from the disabled list in late August from an ankle injury, Bird was hitting .214 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.
Overall, he has a .147/.254/.265 batting line with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 34 games this year.