Greg Bird has been left off of the Yankees' American League Wild Card roster as the Bombers are set to face the A's on Wednesday night.
The first baseman only appeared in just seven of New York's 27 games in September, starting only three times. The 25-year-old hit just .199 this season with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 82 games.
Bird's diminished role is thanks in part to Luke Voit's emergence, who has a roster spot and hit .333 in 35 games. The Yankees acquired Voit from the Cardinals in July for two relievers, including Chasen Shreve.
Bird (.214/.302/.434 during his career) has also battled injuries since debuting with the Yankees in 2015. The infielder missed the 2016 season due to shoulder surgery, and he was limited to 48 games last year due to an ankle injury and underwent another procedure on the same ankle this season.
Pitchers Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia were also left off. See the full roster here, as well as the lineup:
The Yankees announce their roster for tonight's AL Wild Card Game. pic.twitter.com/mIweITeOa3- Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 3, 2018
Yankees vs. Athletics in the AL Wild Card Game tonight at 8:08pm on TBS and WFAN pic.twitter.com/IH5iIEPJxC- Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 3, 2018