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Bird, 24, out with injuries to both his ankle and knee, hasn't played since May 1. He served as the team's No. 3 hitter on Opening Day following a fabulous spring, but was never able to take off, going 6-for-60 at the plate before being put on the shelf. He recently started a minor-league rehab stint, but was ultimately shut down due to lingering injuries and general ineffectiveness. Bird is slated to be "turned loose" in 3-6 days. What that means at this point, however, remains unclear.

"I don't know," Quintana said Monday before the series opener between the Bombers and White Sox at the Stadium, when asked if he thought he'd be pitching in pinstripes at the start of 2017. "I heard a lot of rumors, but rumors are rumors, and I don't pay attention to that. I heard about those things, but as a player you don't have control over it, so my focus is on pitching for the White Sox and doing my job."

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Of course there’s less uncertainty with the Mets right now, exciting or otherwise, even with the current questions about David Wright’s future, if Wright even has a future. Because if he can’t play third base, Jose Reyes sure can, and that happens to be a great irony of New York sports right now, just because once we thought the two of them would be playing next to each other in the Mets infield for a long time. Even without Wright the Mets can win the National League East if the starting pitchers stay healthy.

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