Yankees manager Joe Girardi is concerned that Greg Bird may not play again this season, he told YES Network Wednesday.
Bird, who fouled a ball of his injured right ankle in the middle of June, received a cortisone shot but has not felt his ankle improve too much.
"I don't really know," Bird told reporters. "I mean, at this point, I'm still sore, I think. It's supposed to help."
Bird had a .143/.357/.238 slash line in six games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before re-injuring his ankle. When general manager Brian Cashman discussed the rehab last week, he was not thrilled with Bird's results and that he could remain in Triple-A.
Bird said he was "very close" to returning to the Yankees at the beginning of the month. He has been on the DL since May 2.