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Brett Gardner | Outfielder | #11

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Charleston
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (0) / NYY
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Brett Gardner is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.
Gardner hit another homer on Monday, but he'll take a seat Tuesday against left-hander Danny Duffy. Aaron Hicks will start in left field and bat second. May 23 - 3:25 PM

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Brett Gardner hit his ninth homer Monday off the Royals' Jason Vargas.

It's already the third-highest homer total of Gardner's career. He hit 17 in 2014 and 16 in 2015, but he hasn't reached double figures in any other season. That's about to change, obviously.
May 22 - 10:58 PM

Brett Gardner hit his sixth homer and walked Monday in the Yankees' 10-4 victory over the Reds.

Gardner spent most of April looking old and slow in the batter's box, yet here he is with six homers in his last nine games. Last year, he had seven homers in 148 games. Gardner's exit velocity for the season remains near the bottom of the league. One would think this homer spree wouldn't have any legs, but then one wouldn't have seen it coming in the first place.
May 8 - 11:40 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the Cubs.

The matchup against tough southpaw Jon Lester coupled with the return of Jacoby Ellsbury made this one an easy decision for manager Joe Girardi. Look for Gardner, who has been on a power binge recently, to be a weapon off the bench in this one.
May 7 - 6:13 PM

Brett Gardner blasted a go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth inning on Friday, propelling the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Cubs.

With Wade Davis unavailable after working the previous couple of games, the Cubs turned to Hector Rondon to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning. After getting the first out, Chase Headley reached on a single to get things started. Rondon then fanned Chris Carter for the second out but walked Jacoby Ellsbury on five pitches, putting the tying run on base. Gardner fouled off a pair of two-strike pitches before getting one he liked and depositing it over the wall in right field. He's now hitting .247/.356/.461 on the season with all five of his long balls coming in the last six games.
May 5 - 7:13 PM

Brett Gardner doubled and socked a pair of longballs on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Gardner started things in the bottom of the first inning with a double and he came around to score. He then took Mat Latos deep over the right field wall in the second with a two-run shot before adding a solo blast off of Latos in his next at-bat in the fourth. Gardner got off to a horrid start, but he now has a pair of two-homer games over his last four contests and has a modest five-game hitting streak going.
May 2 - 10:55 PM

Brett Gardner hit two home runs and plated four RBI as the Yankees thrashed the Orioles 12-4 on Saturday.

He got things started in a hurry, leading off the Yankees' half of the first inning with a solo blast off Ubaldo Jimenez. He got another chance in the second inning and took Jimenez deep again, this time with two runners aboard. Prior to today Gardner had not homered nor driven in a run this season. Maybe this game will jumpstart his engine. He is batting just .206/.325/.338 with two homers, 12 runs scored, four RBI and five stolen bases in 80 plate appearances.
Apr 29 - 5:19 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.

Aaron Hicks will start in his place in left field, a rare occurrence against an opposing right-hander. Look for Gardner to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 22 - 12:48 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Gardner was involved in a scary collision at first base last Wednesday, but he played all three games over the weekend against the Cardinals and will get a breather Monday. Aaron Hicks will draw the start in left field and bat second against Derek Holland. He's an interesting option in daily leagues.
Apr 17 - 4:01 PM

Brett Gardner is back in the starting lineup Friday after leaving Wednesday's game following a collision at first base.

He's starting in left field and hitting leadoff against the Rays.
Apr 14 - 3:33 PM

Brett Gardner (neck, jaw) is not in the Yankees' starting lineup on Thursday.

Gardner left Wednesday's game after running into Rickie Weeks' shoulder at first base in the bottom of the sixth inning. He's been diagnosed with a bruised neck and jaw. There are no plans for a concussion test, and he should be available off the bench on Thursday night. Aaron Hicks will start in left field and bat second against Rays right-hander Matt Andriese.
Apr 13 - 3:28 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that there are no current plans to put Brett Gardner (neck, jaw) through concussion tests.

Gardner ran into Rickie Weeks in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the Rays, with both players hitting the ground and subsequently being pulled from action. The Yankees have passed along that Gardner suffered a bruised neck and jaw during the collision. Girardi has termed him day-to-day moving forward and said that it is not believed that Gardner will need a stint on the disabled list. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Apr 12 - 5:02 PM

Brett Gardner was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Rays due to a bruised neck and jaw.

In a very scary looking play, Gardner collided with Rickie Weeks at first base while hustling out a grounder in the sixth inning. Both players were pulled from the game after staying down for several moments. Even if Gardner avoided serious injury -- stay tuned -- the Yankees figure to give him a day or two off to rest up.
Apr 12 - 4:40 PM

Brett Gardner was removed from Wednesday's game against the Rays after a nasty collision at first base with Rickie Weeks.

Gardner took a shoulder to the neck and upper chest as he arrived at the first base bag and landed on the ground hard. He laid there for a couple of minutes before eventually walking off under his own power. Ronald Torreyes came on to pinch-run. Look for an update soon from Yankee Stadium. Weeks also left the game.
Apr 12 - 3:38 PM

Brett Gardner is getting a day off Wednesday versus the Rays.

Aaron Hicks is in left field and batting second versus Tampa Bay left-hander Blake Snell. Jacoby Ellsbury will take a turn at the leadoff spot for New York.
Apr 12 - 10:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Chad Green