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New York Yankees call up Mike Ford to replace Jay Bruce

Mar 6, 2021; Bradenton, Florida, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mike Ford (36) at bat during spring training at LECOM Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees recalled first baseman Mike Ford from the alternate site in Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday to replace the retired Jay Bruce.

Ford, 28, is a left-handed hitter who batted .217 with 14 homers and 36 RBIs in 79 games with New York during the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

He joins the struggling Yankees (5-10) in the Bronx on Tuesday for the start of a two-game series with the Atlanta Braves.

Bruce, 34, announced his abrupt retirement Sunday after 14 seasons. The three-time All-Star batted .118 with one homer and three RBIs in 10 games with New York this year.

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–Field Level Media