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Brett Gardner | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 183
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer, stole a base and scored two runs in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.
Gardner was hitting leadoff, with Jacoby Ellsbury dropped down to the No. 3 spot in the order. He could wind up sticking in the spot while Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is on the disabled list, which would be a nice boost for his fantasy value. Apr 6 - 4:26 PM

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Yankees signed OF Brett Gardner to a four-year, $52 million contract extension.

The deal also includes a $12.5 million option (or a $2 million buyout) for a fifth year. YES Network's Jack Curry was first to report a deal was close, and it's now completed. Gardner's name was involved in trade rumors this offseason when the Yankees were looking for pitching help, but obviously the club is committed to keeping the outfielder around for a while. The 30-year-old, who had been slated for free agency after the season, batted .273/.344/.416 with eight homers and 24 stolen bases last year for the Bombers.
Feb 23 - 1:38 PM

Yankees avoided arbitration with OF Brett Gardner by agreeing to a one-year, $5.6 million contract.

The speedy outfielder gets nearly a $3 million raise in what was his final year of arbitration eligibility. Gardner bounced back from an injury-shortened 2012 to hit .273/.344/.416 with eight homers and 24 stolen bases last year for the Yankees. He'll be the club's left fielder in 2014.
Jan 17 - 12:12 PM

Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com reports that "at least a half-dozen teams" -- including the Tigers and Phillies -- have "taken a run" at Brett Gardner.

However, Gammons says Yankees general manager Brian Cashman won't trade Gardner "until and unless he has to for starting pitching." The Yanks reportedly turned down a Gardner-for-Brandon Phillips swap last month, so it's clear they aren't eager to move him even after the signings of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.
Jan 2 - 7:25 PM

Yankees team president Randy Levine clarified Sunday that the team has "absolutely no intention' of trading Brett Gardner.

Speculation has run rampant since the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury that they would have to deal an outfielder, but Gardner appears to be staying put. Levine noted that the organization likes the dynamic of Gardner and Ellsbury at the bottom and top of the lineup, and the tremendous defensive situation they provide together in the outfield.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 04:09:00 PM

The New York Post's Joel Sherman is hearing the Reds have interest in Brett Gardner but that trade talks currently have "no traction."

The Reds are dangling Sean Marshall but Sherman says the Yankees aren't interested. The Reds' interest in Gardner isn't surprising, as they're primed to lose last year's center fielder Shin-Soo Choo to free agency. If they can't find a replacement they're expected to give speedster Billy Hamilton a shot to win the job this spring.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 06:48:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that the club is not shopping Brett Gardner.

Cashman didn't deny that he has received calls, but it was never the intention to sign Jacoby Ellsbury with the purpose of moving Gardner. While they aren't actively moving him, it's possible that a significant offer could come along, especially if they can use their outfield surplus to address another area of need.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 02:17:00 PM

The Giants are "intrigued" by Yankees' outfielder Brett Gardner, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

"Not likely, but not impossible," a source told Sherman, referring to the odds of a Gardner-to-the-Giants trade. It was reported over the weekend that New York would field trade offers for Gardner. In addition to Gardner, the Bombers currently employ outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano, Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Yankees are willing to listen to trade offers on Brett Gardner.

They have already received significant interest in Gardner since Friday's signing of Carlos Beltran, and though they aren't actively shopping him, the Yankees outfield is extremely crowded and he could net a useful return. The Bombers currently boast an outfield contingent of Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Beltran, Alfonso Soriano, Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York was told by a source that the Yankees will not trade Brett Gardner.

Many speculated that the Jacoby Ellsbury signing could make Gardner expendable, but the Yankees aren't planning to shop him. "Absolutely not," said the source. "The whole idea is to put the two of them at the top of the lineup. The would be an electric duo." The Yankees view Shin-Soo Choo as a backup plan if Robinson Cano signs elsewhere, so while the whole scenario is unlikely, we wouldn't rule it out completely.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Brett Gardner is not optimistic about his chances to return to the Yankees lineup this season.

He's certainly hopeful of being able to make it back, but noted that there simply may not be enough time left for him to get healthy. He was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique, an injury that occurred during his first at-bat on Thursday. Fantasy owners can cut bait with Gardner and look elsewhere for sources of speed over the final two weeks of the season.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Brett Gardner was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique.

While things could have been worse, Yankees manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that Gardner will be out for "a while." It's possible he'll miss the rest of the regular season. And even he does make it back, he will likely be limited to pinch-running.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Brett Gardner will travel to New York to undergo an MRI on his left oblique.

Gardner tweaked his oblique on a check swing in the first inning of Thursday's game. It's certainly an injury that could end his season, but more should be known after the exam is performed.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Brett Gardner has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique.

Gardner suffered the injury on a check swing in the first inning of Thursday's game. It's usually a 2-3 week injury, at minimum, so there's a good chance the outfielder's season is over if the Yankees don't make the postseason. If that's the case, Gardner would end it batting .273 with eight home runs and 24 stolen bases.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 09:25:00 PM

Brett Gardner left Thursday's game against the Orioles with a possible left oblique injury.

Gardner appeared to tweak something in his side during an at-bat in the first inning and was replaced in the bottom of the frame. The Yankees will provide an update on his status shortly.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
2Dean Anna
3Scott Sizemore
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Yangervis Solarte
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Alfonso Soriano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Ivan Nova
5Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Shawn Kelley
3Matt Thornton
4Dellin Betances
5Adam Warren
6David Phelps
7Vidal Nuno
8Cesar Cabral