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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
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Gardner went 0-for-4 on Friday, lowering his spring average to .194.
Gardner is 7-for-36 with just one extra-base hit and one walk to date. He's 33 and his OPS has declined three straight years, though those were very, very modest declines the first two years. We're not optimistic about him as a mixed-league outfielder this season. Mar 17 - 4:06 PM

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According to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, the Blue Jays have considered a number of alternatives to re-signing Jose Bautista including trading for Brett Gardner.

Gardner is known to be available but this is the first time we've seen him linked to the Blue Jays. Teams usually aren't keen on trading important players to division titles, so Gardner heading north would probably be a long shot. If Gardner does end up in Toronto, it would be the first time the two sides have traded with each other since 2002. Garner hit .261 with seven homers, 41 RBI and 16 steals over 148 games in 2016.
Source: Toronto Star
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Wednesday at the Winter Meetings that he would not be afraid to trade Brett Gardner within the American League East.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter expressed some doubt about that earlier, but it all comes down to the return package for the rapidly-rebuilding Yanks. If the price is right, they'll go ahead and flip Gardner. The 33-year-old outfielder is under contract for $12 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018 with a $12.5 million club option (or $2 million buyout) for 2019.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:50:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles are seen as a possible fit in a Brett Gardner trade.

The Orioles are looking into a host of options for their lineup, both on the free agent and trade front. While Gardner would be a nice fit as a possible leadoff man in Baltimore, Heyman writes that they would want their division rivals to cover some of his remaining salary. The 33-year-old is owed $12 million in 2017, $11 million in 2018, and there's a $2 million buyout on his $12.5 million club option for 2019. Those aren't unreasonable terms, so the Yankees can probably do better if they are truly shopping him.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:34:00 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that he has received interest in Brett Gardner.

The Yankees are listening, but nothing sounds imminent. "He's here not because I can't move him; he's here because I'm not comfortable moving him, or haven't been satisfied in my asks that would make me move him," said Cashman. "You're going through the process, and you see if that changes. So far to this point, I've said no to a lot of different concepts thrown my way on it." Gardner is still under contract for two years at $26 million.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day off as the Yanks rest some regulars following their elimination from the playoff picture. Mason Williams will handle left field. Starlin Castro is also sitting out, as Ronald Torreyes is at second base.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Brett Gardner is absent from the Yankees' lineup Friday.

Brian McCann is also on the bench with the Rays throwing lefty Blake Snell. Rob Refsnyder is in left field and Tyler Austin is in the designated hitter spot.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Brett Gardner is not in Monday's lineup against the Royals.

Gardner will take a seat against right-hander Dillon Gee. Aaron Hicks will make the start in left field and bat second.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Friday night against the Angels.

It would have been a premium matchup against soft-tossing right-hander Jered Weaver, but Gardner will sit this one out. He has been battling a right ankle injury in recent days and is also losing playing time to the exciting youth movement going on in New York.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 07:10:00 PM

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

He will start in left field and bat leadoff against Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ. Gardner had missed four straight starts because of a right ankle injury.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Brett Gardner (ankle) is out of the Yankees' lineup again on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Gardner has now missed four straight starts with a sore right ankle. He remains day-to-day. Aaron Hicks will start in his place again in left field.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 03:43:00 PM

Brett Gardner (ankle) is out again on Monday.

Gardner fouled a ball off his ankle Friday and still isn't ready to return to the lineup. Aaron Hicks will start in left field and bat ninth against R.A. Dickey. Daily Slant: With Gardner and Brian McCann out of the lineup, Chase Headley will slot into the two-hole with Didi Gregorius batting third. While BvP isn't a widely respected predictor of future success, Headley has just four hits (all singles) off Dickey in 23 PAs over his career, and Headley has never been much of a DFS option as it is. Gregorius on the other hand has crushed RHP at home this season (.259 ISO) and should be treated as an elite punt play at SS.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Saturday that Brett Gardner (ankle) could be sidelined for several days.

Gardner fouled a ball off his ankle Friday and will sit out a second straight game Sunday. "Gardy is really sore," manager Joe Girardi said. "He got hit on top of the ankle. It’s swollen. It’s got seam marks. It’s sore." Aaron Hicks has garnered two straight starts in left field with Gardner on the shelf.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Brett Gardner went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

He also drew a walk to reach base four times on the night. Gardner has notched three multi-hit games in his last four tries and five multi-hit games in his last eight contests.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 11:27:00 PM

Brett Gardner is not in Monday's lineup versus the Astros.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Rob Refsynder will start in left field and bat second. Daily Slant: Gardner, Alex Rodriguez and Brian McCann are all out of the lineup for the Yankees tonight. The Yankees don’t strike out much against southpaws (17.1%), but that’s about the only thing they have going for them in this match-up. They own the 4th worst wOBA (.304) and 3rd worst ISO (.127) against LHP and have been one of the poorest offenses on the road this season. Keuchel is still very good at keeping the ball on the ground (56.8 GB%) and has pitched much better in his home park over the last two seasons. He's allowed just a .293 wOBA to opposing hitters at home this year with a very respectable 4.6 Hd-Sft%, making him a viable target in any format.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

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