New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will be out six to eight weeks after having surgery on his right ankle.

“Obviously, we were hoping it was going to be a shorter-term thing,” first-year manager Aaron Boone. “But we feel like we got some answers. We feel like we know what the surgery’s going to accomplish.”

Bird had surgery to remove a small broken spur on the outside of the right ankle. Dr. Martin O’Malley operated at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Bird, 25, missed 2016 after surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Last year, he hit .451 with eight homers in spring training but fouled a ball off his right ankle March 30, started the season 6 for 60 and went on the disabled list May 2.

Tyler Austin, who had been slated to start the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, will likely get the bulk of the playing time at first base in Bird’s absence.

Marte signs deal

Infielder Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized a $24 million, five-year contract, a deal that contains club options that could make the agreement worth $46 million over seven seasons.

The 24-year-old was eligible for salary arbitration next winter and for free agency after 2022.

Marte gets a $2 million signing bonus payable May 15 and salaries of $1 million this year, $2 million in 2019, $4 million in 2020, $6 million in 2021 and $8 million in 2022.

Padres want apology

The San Diego Padres are demanding an apology from Entercom for an “offensive, insensitive and completely unacceptable” tweet by a new talk-show host on the team’s flagship radio station.

Kevin Klein, scheduled to start a show on 97.3 FM on Thursday — Opening Day for the Padres, tweeted a picture Monday of the Coronado bridge with the words “JUMP* ... *to a new morning show.”

The tweet sparked outrage from many, including some who said they knew people who had jumped to their deaths from the bridge.

Dodgers help island

Los Angeles Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico after last year’s devastation from Hurricane Maria.

Walter announced the donation to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Infielder-outfielder Kike Hernandez and his fiancee Mariana Vicente selected the charity and added over $225,000 earned through their fundraisers.

The donation will go toward rehabilitating and reconstructing damaged homes in Humacao, Santa Isabel, Ponce, Patillas, Arroyo and constructing new housing in Guayama.

Around the bases

The Washington Nationals put second baseman Daniel Murphy (knee) and right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit (forearm) on the 10-day disabled list and right-hander Koda Glover (shoulder) on the 60-day DL. ... Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes wills begin the season on the DL with a strained left oblique. ... The Seattle Mariners are monitoring Ichiro Suzuki’s strained right calf to determine whether he’ll go no the disabled list. ... The Oakland Athletics have offered to take over paying $136 million in debt to take ownership of the Coliseum site to build a baseball-only stadium.