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Brett Gardner | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 187
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Charleston
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said it's "not a slam dunk" that the Yankees will trade Brett Gardner this offseason.
Rumors have been swirling around Gardner since the Yankees acquired Aaron Hicks from Minnesota last week. However, Gardner is coming off one of his best seasons and the Yankees consider him a clubhouse leader. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports believes the Yankees will only move Gardner if they can get a starting pitcher in return. Nov 21 - 8:42 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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The New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reports that the Yankees and Cubs have discussed a swap of Brett Gardner and Starlin Castro.

A major league executive told Feinsand that "many teams" have engaged in talks (to some degree) regarding Gardner. More specifically, Feinsand wrote that the Cubs and Yankees have spoke about a potential Gardner-for-Castro trade. Now 32, Gardner has three years and $38 million left on his contract. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has indicated that the team is open to making any move that would help the team. The Yankees fielded a merry band of mediocrity at second base in 2015 and Castro would certainly boost them there. Previously, it was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post that the Mariners have also shown interest in Gardner. While rumors are swirling around Gardner, nothing appears to be imminent on the trade front.
Nov 20 - 10:18 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have discussed a possible Brett Gardner trade with the Mariners.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said that he's open to anything this offseason and this is the latest example. Nothing is considered imminent and talks haven't been exclusive with one team, but Gardner is said to be a longtime favorite of new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto. The Yankees are on the lookout for starting pitching under team control, with Sherman speculating that James Paxton could be a fit. The 32-year-old Gardner has three years and $38 million remaining on his contract. He would receive a $1 million assignment bonus if he's traded.
Nov 11 - 8:49 AM

Yankees hitting coach Alan Cockrell said Wednesday that Brett Gardner was bothered by a wrist injury all season.

It certainly would explain his drop-off in production in the second half. Cockrell couldn't recall the specific date of the injury, but Gardner was hit in the right wrist on April 13. Cockrell said it bothered him "off and on" the entire year. "I know he was getting some cortisone and some things like that to try to help him, and they did," said Cockrell. "They helped him in spurts, but you can only get three of those in a year." Gardner had an .861 OPS in the first half and a .592 OPS after the All-Star break.
Nov 4 - 12:13 PM

Brett Gardner went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to start Gardner rather than Jacoby Ellsbury and then saw Gardner whiff in all three of his plate appearances versus Dallas Keuchel. Ultimately it probably wouldn't have mattered had Girardi gone with Ellsbury (who popped out as a pinch-hitter) given how well Keuchel pitched. The Yankees had just three singles on the night.
Oct 6 - 11:22 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the White Sox.

He'll get a breather against opposing southpaw John Danks. Chris Young will start in his place in left field and bat sixth for the Bombers on Saturday.
Sep 26 - 1:49 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

Chris Young is getting the start in left field and batting fifth versus White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Gardner will be available off the bench for the Yanks.
Sep 24 - 3:27 PM

Brett Gardner went 2-for-5 with a pair of three-run homers and six total RBI in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays--a 10-7 loss.

Gardner took Marcus Stroman deep for a three-run homer in the fifth inning, then dinged the Blue Jay bullpen with another three-run homer in the ninth. Incidentally, he also launched a solo home run in the first game of the doubleheader. The veteran outfielder is hitting .273/.356/.433 with 16 homers, 65 RBI and 18 steals across 495 at-bats in 2015.
Sep 12 - 10:47 PM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday versus the Blue Jays.

Gardner was able to serve as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night and is now ready to return to full-time duty after missing a couple starts with a jammed shoulder.
Sep 10 - 3:36 PM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) served as a pinch-hitter in the Yankees' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Gardner hit into a groundout in the bottom of the eighth inning, finishing the night 0-for-1. He is expected to return to the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday after missing a couple starts in a row with a jammed shoulder.
Sep 10 - 9:21 AM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) is expected back in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

Gardner wasn't ready to return Wednesday as hoped, as he's yet to test out his sore left shoulder by throwing. But, manager Joe Girardi said the outfielder is "much better" and he expects him to be ready to roll Thursday.
Sep 9 - 3:53 PM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

Gardner was confident after Tuesday's game that he'd be back out there the next day, but obviously manager Joe Girardi doesn't think the outfielder is quite ready yet. Dustin Ackley is in left field.
Sep 9 - 3:29 PM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) expects to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

Gardner jammed his shoulder on Monday and then sat out Tuesday's game, but it's just a minor ailment. He's sporting a .267/.351/.414 batting line with 13 homers this season.
Sep 8 - 10:48 PM

Brett Gardner is out of Tuesday's lineup due to a jammed shoulder.

Gardner hurt his shoulder trying to make a play up against the outfield wall and received an injection on Monday in hopes of calming things down. It's unclear if he'll be ready to go Wednesday.
Sep 8 - 3:43 PM

Brett Gardner is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Gardner will miss his second straight game, so something has to be up. Chris Young will make the start in left field.
Sep 8 - 3:29 PM

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