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Brett Gardner | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brett Gardner (wrist) appeared as a pinch runner in Friday's victory over the Rays.
He has been nursing a bone bruise in his right wrist and is expected to return to the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday. He certainly did his job on Friday after pinch-running for Carlos Beltran, Gardner swiped second base and scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Alex Rodriguez. Apr 18 - 8:06 AM

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Brett Gardner (wrist) expects to return to the Yankees' lineup on Saturday.

There's an outside shot that he could even talk his way into Friday's lineup, as Gardner is taking full batting practice. But, it sounds like manager Joe Girardi wants to give him one more day before throwing him back out there Saturday. Chris Young will handle left field in Gardner's place Friday.
Apr 17 - 5:02 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Friday.

Gardner is nursing a bone bruise in his right wrist. The Yankees had been hoping he was feeling well enough to give it a go Friday, but obviously that's not the case. Chris Young will handle left field in Gardner's place Friday.
Apr 17 - 4:05 PM

An MRI taken Thursday on Brett Gardner's right wrist confirmed that he has a bone bruise.

But there's no structural damage, so he should still be on track to rejoin the Yankees' starting lineup this weekend. Gardner got hit in the wrist by a pitch in the first inning of Monday's game against the Orioles. Chris Young has been filling in.
Apr 16 - 2:57 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Chris Young will start in left field against the Orioles. X-rays taken Monday on Gardner's right wrist came back negative, but he still has some soreness and probably won't return to action until the weekend.
Apr 15 - 4:47 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) hoping to try and swing a bat on Wednesday.

X-rays on Gardner's right wrist came back negative, but the outfielder admitted Tuesday that he is still "pretty sore." The Yankees don't expect him to return to the lineup until at least Friday, and it sounds like it might take a bit longer than that.
Apr 14 - 10:02 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Friday.

It's possible he could be available off the bench before then. Gardner had to leave Monday's game after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch, but X-rays came back clean. "He's just sore," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I've got to see what his availability is for me tonight, whether it's pinch-running and playing defense. I don't think he'll be able to hit, but we'll see."
Apr 14 - 8:34 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Gardner was hit in the right wrist with a pitch Monday, but X-rays came back negative. He's considered day-to-day right now. Chris Young will start in his place. Here's the full lineup against the Orioles: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Chase Headley 3B, Carlos Beltran RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Brian McCann C, Garrett Jones DH, Young LF, Stephen Drew 2B, Didi Gregorius SS.
Apr 14 - 3:46 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) said after Monday's game that he hopes to not miss much time.

Gardner was hit in the right wrist with a pitch in the first inning and was eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter (Stephen Drew, who hit a go-ahead grand slam) in the seventh. X-rays came back negative, but there should be more clarity on his status Tuesday. "It's kind of wait and see, just a day-to-day thing," said Gardner. "I'm just glad that the X-rays look good. We've got a wrap on there for tonight, keep the swelling down, and hopefully I feel good tomorrow."
Apr 14 - 9:55 AM

X-rays on Brett Gardner's right wrist came back negative.

Gardner was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the first inning Monday and eventually taken out in the seventh. He managed to avoid breaking any bones, though, and can probably safely be called day-to-day.
Apr 13 - 10:17 PM

Brett Gardner will undergo an X-ray after being removed from Monday's game against the Orioles due to a stiff right wrist.

That explains why Stephen Drew pinch-hit for Gardner with the bases loaded in the seventh inning (Drew wound up hitting a grand slam). Gardner must have been injured when he was hit by a pitch back in the first inning. The Yankees should have more on the outfielder's status later Monday.
Apr 13 - 9:51 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for Gardner with the Yankees taking on a left-hander. Chris Young is starting in left field and Alex Rodriguez is batting second on Thursday night against the visiting Blue Jays.
Apr 9 - 3:56 PM

Brett Gardner slugged a solo homer in the Yankees' season-opening loss to the Blue Jays on Monday.

It was the only run of the game for the host Yankees, who fell 6-1 to Toronto. Gardner cranked 17 home runs in 2014 and looks capable of matching or even exceeding that career-high total in 2015. It helps that he gets to play half of his games at power-friendly Yankee Stadium.
Apr 6 - 4:15 PM

Brett Gardner went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Wednesday and is hitting .140 in 43 at-bats this spring.

The abdominal surgery Gardner had in November isn't believed to have caused any lingering issues, but he's really struggling at the moment, with just one extra-base hit in 16 games. The last thing the Yankees need is for him to start declining at age 31 this year.
Mar 25 - 5:12 PM

Brett Gardner underwent surgery in October to repair a core muscle to his right rectus abdominis muscle.

The surgery addressed the abdominal injury which bothered him down the stretch. Gardner should be fine for spring training. The 31-year-old batted .256/.327/.422 with 17 home runs, 58 RBI, and 21 stolen bases over 148 games this past season.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Branden Pinder