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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 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

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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

Brett Gardner is in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon matchup against the Orioles.

Gardner returned to the Yankees lineup on Friday and his body responded well enough for him to be back in there the following day. He'll serve as the designated hitter in this one and bat third against opposing hurler Miguel Gonzalez.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Brett Gardner (abdominal) went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and a stolen base in his return to action Friday.

Gardner hadn't played in a week due to an abdominal strain, but he felt well enough to give it a go for the second game of the doubleheader. Yankees manager Joe Girardi will likely see how his body responds before putting him back in the lineup Saturday, but his return is a welcome sight for fantasy owners.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Brett Gardner (abdomen) could be in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

He could be cleared after doing some running Friday. Gardner hasn't played in a week due to an abdominal strain but has made nice strides in the last couple days. Chris Young is in left field for the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Brett Gardner (abdomen) is hoping to return to the lineup by Saturday.

There's an outside chance he could be back in there Friday, but it's sounding like Saturday is more realistic. Gardner hasn't played in a week due to an abdominal strain but has made nice strides in the last couple days. "I’ll get outside, run around, take BP," Gardner said Thursday. "I’m not sure if I’m gonna play tomorrow or Saturday but I think Saturday the latest."
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi expressed optimism Thursday that Brett Gardner (abdomen) could return to the lineup this weekend.

Gardner didn't go through any pre-game activities but reported improvement with his abdominal strain. The outfielder hasn't played since last Friday due to the ailment, but it sounds like he could be back in there at some point this weekend in Baltimore.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:49:00 PM

Brett Gardner (abdomen) reported improvement Thursday and will attempt to run this weekend.

Gardner hasn't played since last Friday due to an abdominal strain. While he's making progress, it sounds like he's still several days away from returning to the lineup.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Brett Gardner (abdomen) will be sidelined "a few more days at least."

It comes after Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News wrote that the outfielder could be out for a "significant amount of time." Gardner is nursing an abdominal strain and hasn't played since last Friday.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that Brett Gardner (abdomen) could be out for a "significant amount of time."

"I’m not sure when we’ll get him back," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It’s a concern of mine." Gardner missed one game with an abdominal strain back in July, but he's missed the last three contests this time around with what appears to be a more serious strain. There's no timetable for the outfielder's return.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 09:57:00 AM

Brett Gardner (abdomen) remains out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Gardner is dealing with an abdominal strain and will be seen by a team doctor on Tuesday night. The Yankees aren't sure when he'll be ready to resume baseball activities. Fantasy owners need to put their backup plan in place.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Brett Gardner (abdomen) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's also not expected to be available off the bench, suggesting his absence could stretch out longer. Gardner admitted Saturday that he's not feeling close to 100 percent.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Brett Gardner was held out of action on Saturday due to some lower abdominal pain.

"It's something I feel if I push it, I'm going to make it worse," he told reporters. "I don't feel like I'm close to 100 percent, so hopefully I'll come in feeling better (on Sunday)." Gardner is batting .269/.342/.442 with 16 homers and 19 stolen bases in 133 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Brett Gardner is dealing with some lower abdominal pain.

Gardner said of the pain, "It's something I feel if I push it, I'm going to make it worse. I don't feel like I'm close to 100 percent, so hopefully I'll come in feeling better tomorrow." He is batting .269/.342/.442 with 16 homers and 56 RBI for the Yankees this year.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Brett Gardner hit a double on Friday.

Gardner, hitting third for the Yankees on Friday, hit his 22nd double of the season off of James Shields. In the context of this 1-0 defeat, Gardner's double stood as a monolith of offensive execution for the Yankees. It was one of just three hits that the club could manage off of Royals' pitching. Gardner's slashing .269/.342/.442 this year. You'd like to see the average a little higher, but other than that, Gardner's been about as good as he's ever been offensively.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 10:46:00 PM

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