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11 Brett Gardner LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/187 | Birthdate: 8/24/1983 | Birthplace: Holly Hill, SC | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: New York | College: Charleston (SC) | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,850,000 | Owned/Started%: 87/74 | Average Draft Position: 183.73
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Yankees OF Brett Gardner sits with poor history vs. David Price


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner received a breather Wednesday against the Tigers, as manager Joe Girardi opted to keep Chris Young in the lineup since he is doing well offensively. 

Gardner's history against Tigers starting pitcher David Price likely also played a role in Girardi's decision. He is just 3 for 22 (.136) with two RBI, four walks and five strikeouts in his career against the lefty.

Gardner is batting .333 (11 for 33) with one double, three RBI, four walks, five stolen bases and nine runs in his last nine games.


Yankees LF Gardner continues to run wild in Tuesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) It took Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner six games to get his wheels churning, but he sure has been motoring on the basepaths lately.

Gardner has five stolen bases in his last five games after stealing zero in the first six. He ripped off another one Tuesday night against host Detroit.

Of course, you can't steal first and Gardner has been getting on base. He contributed two singles, one walk and two runs to the victory over the Tigers and is 6-for-16 with five runs over the last four games.

Gardner has raised his batting average to .308, the first time it has been over .300 this year.


Yankees LF Brett Gardner returns to action vs. Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner returned to the starting lineup and will bat second during Saturday's contest against Tampa Bay.

Gardner has been sidelined since Monday with a bruised right wrist. He is hitting .261 (6 for 23) with three walks, a double, a home run, five runs scored and three RBI in six games. Gardner's return to the lineup bumped Chase Headley to the No. 7 hole in the order.


Yankees OF Brett Gardner hopeful he can play Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) After taking a full batting-practice session Friday, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said his bruised wrist is feeling better and he did not rule playing Saturday, reports MLB.com.

"If I don't get a chance to play [Friday], hopefully [Saturday]," Gardner said. "I hit in the cage and it felt pretty good."

Gardner has been out since Monday with a bruised right wrist after he was hit by a pitch. Manager Joe Girardi said he wants to see Gardner take more batting practice before putting him back in the lineup.

"My inclination is to give him one more day, but I want to see [batting practice] first," Girardi said. "He did take some swings off the tee and said he felt pretty good."


Yankees LF Brett Gardner absent from lineup again Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (wrist) is out of the lineup for the third straight game Friday night at Tampa Bay. Chris Young has again taken his place.

Gardner, who had scored a run in five consecutive games before going down, stated that he felt good enough to play and will definitely be fine Saturday.


MRI on Yankees' Brett Gardner reconfirms bone bruise on right wrist


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner underwent an MRI in Tampa, which reconfirmed a bone bruise on his right wrist as previously diagnosed by an X-ray, per the team's official website on Thursday.

Gardner took a pitch on the wrist on Monday, which led to further evaluation. He is hitting .261 (6 for 23) with three walks, a double, a home run, five runs scored and three RBI in six games. The Yankees have listed him as day to day moving forward, leaving him questionable for Friday's contest at Tampa Bay.


Yankees' Gardner on wrist: 'Headed in the right direction'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner didn't take batting practice before Wednesday's game but said that his injured wrist is feeling much better, NJ.com reports.

"I'm definitely happy it feels the way it does," Gardner said. "Headed in the right direction."

Gardner took a pitch on the wrist Monday, and subsequent X-rays were negative. Manager Joe Girardi is unsure if the outfielder will need an MRI.

"I'm hoping we don't have to," Girardi said about Gardner getting the MRI. "It would be more precautionary than anything, but we wanted to give him that option if he didn't feel any better."

Gardner is available to pinch run and play defense Wednesday. If he doesn't see enough progress in the wrist Thursday, the team may opt to send him for additional testing.


Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner out again Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup again Wednesday, as expected, reports NJ.com.

"I'm definitely happy it feels the way it does," Gardner said. "Headed in the right direction."

Gardner is dealing with a wrist injury and isn't expected to be back in the lineup until Friday at the earliest. Gardner may get an MRI on the injury, but the team is unsure as of yet.

"I'm hoping we don't have to," manager Joe Girardi said. "It would be more precautionary than anything, but we wanted to give him that option if he didn't feel any better."

The Yankees are currently the underdogs (+115) against the Orioles Wednesday.


Girardi: Brett Gardner could swing a bat Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Brett Gardner is still dealing with soreness in his wrist, and remains hopeful that he can swing a bat on Wednesday, according to Newsday. Gardner could be ready to return as early as Friday against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Yankees' Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez out of lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez are not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

Gardner is out of the lineup as expected after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch Monday. While he may be able to pinch run or serve as a defensive replacement Tuesday, he's unlikely to bat, the New York Daily News reports. Manager Joe Girardi hopes Gardner's ready to return to the starting lineup by Friday.

Rodriguez made his first start at third base Monday. With both players sidelined, Garrett Jones will bat sixth and DH, and Chris Young will bat seventh and man left field.

"You can't forget (that) it’s a long season," Joe Girardi said, per NJ.com. "When he's going good, you're going to want to keep him in there every day. That's how your guys get fatigued and that's how they end up injuring something in their leg. I have to guard against that. That's why I thought today was a great day to give him off."

The Yankees are underdogs (+110) against the Orioles Tuesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Yankees' Gardner (wrist) day-to-day, unlikely to play Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is considered day-to-day after injuring his wrist Monday, but he's doubtful to play in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, MLB.com reports.

"Will he play (Tuesday)? That's the question," manager Joe Girardi said after Monday's game, per NJ.com. "We'll just have to wait and see how he feels. Yeah, I'm concerned about it. I'm glad it's not broke. But I don't know what we'll have the next few days."

Gardner was hit by a pitch in the first inning Monday but didn't come out of the game immediately, staying in to record an out on a bunt-single attempt to lead off the fourth inning. He was replaced by a pinch hitter, who delivered a grand slam, in the seventh inning.

Gardner has hit .261/.393/.435 with one home run, three RBI and five runs scored in 23 at-bats.


Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner leaves with wrist injury Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner left Monday's game against the Orioles after suffering a right wrist injury, reports MLB.com.

Gardner was hit by a pitch in the first inning on his wrist and underwent X-rays on the wrist during the game, which came back negative. It is unclear how long Gardner will be out with the injury. Gardner went 0 for 1 in the game before exiting.


Gardner, McCann return for Yankees; Beltran gets night off


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and catcher Brian McCann, who were given an off day Thursday against Toronto, returned to New York's starting lineup Friday night against Boston. Gardner will bat second, bumping Alex Rodriguez down to the No. 3 spot, while McCann will bat fifth in New York's home opener.

Carlos Beltran received the day off and Chris Young drew the start in right field.

Gardner is batting .167 (1 for 6) with a solo home run through two games, while McCann is batting .143 (1 for 7) with one RBI in two games. Beltran has just one hit in his first 10 at-bats.


Yankees' Brett Gardner, Brian McCann sit Thursday vs. LHP


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and catcher Brian McCann were held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays because Toronto was starting a left-handed pitcher (Daniel Norris), Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters.

Girardi added Gardner's wrist is fine after getting hit Wednesday night by a pitch in the eighth inning. Gardner was told Wednesday he was going to get the day off Thursday because Norris was starting.

Gardner is batting .167 (1 for 6) with a solo home run through two games, while McCann is batting .143 (1 for 7) with one RBI in two games.


Brett Gardner provides all of Yankees' offense in Opening Day loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner provided all the offense the Yankees would get in a 6-1 Opening Day loss to the Blue Jays. 

Gardner hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, the highlight of his one-for-four day. 

In addition to providing the Yankees' only run, Gardner's blast was one of just three Yankee hits on the day. 


A-Rod to likely hit 7th as DH in Yankees' Opening Day lineup


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Manager Joe Girardi hinted strongly on Saturday what the Yankees' Opening Day lineup will be and it will included Alex Rodriguez batting seventh as the designated hitter, reports ESPN New York. 

Girardi said Saturday's final exhibition game lineup "could be" the team's Opening Day lineup, which leads many to believe that will be the case. 

The Yankees lineup on Saturday:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Brett Gardner, LF

3. Carlos Beltran, RF

4. Mark Teixeira, 1B

5. Brian McCann, C

6. Chase Headley, 3B

7. Alex Rodriguez, DH

8. Stephen Drew, 2B

9. Didi Gregorius, SS


Yankees' Brett Gardner jumps over wall to make catch Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner made a terrific catch Saturday, jumping over the outfield wall to make the play. Manager Joe Girardi was no fan of Gardner's effort in a spring training game.

"Oh, god, please don't get hurt," Girardi said of what he thought as the play happened. "I told him, 'Gardy, this isn't Little League. Don't do that again.'"

Gardner was unscathed after the play and thought Girardi overreacted a bit.

"I didn't think it was that big a deal," he said. "Everybody liked it, I thought. But whatever."

Gardner was planning on making a play like that at some point.

"Well, we've been working on pace of game in spring training, and Chris Young was like, 'You think I'm going to have to jump over there?,'" Gardner said. "So I said, 'If you're not going to, I am.' Otherwise, we're going to be waiting 10 minutes for someone to go all the way around and get your glove. We'd be in the eighth inning still if I didn't go get it."


Yankees looking to bat Ellsbury, Gardner atop lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi could use outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner in the first two spots of the lineup regularly in 2015, MLB.com reports.

"It's definitely a possibility," Girardi said. "I think that both of them are capable of leading off. Ells has done it a little more in his career than Gardy, but I just kind of like the combination of those two guys together."

The Yankees slotted the two outfielders atop the team's first Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday afternoon. With the retirement of shortstop Derek Jeter leaving the second slot open, Ellsbury and Gardner have the opportunity to show what they can do back-to-back.

"We'll take a look at it a lot this spring as we try to keep the outfielders together a lot early on and the infielders together, just to see how it works," Girardi said. "Left-handed, right-handed, in my mind right now, I'm not really worried either way."

The two outfielders combined for 60 stolen bases in 2014, and Girardi indicated that he'd like to see the pair continue to pressure opposing pitchers.


Yankees OF Brett Gardner has minor sports hernia surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has revealed that he recently underwent minor sports hernia surgery and should be 100 percent in about a week, per MLB Network Radio.

Gardner is coming off another strong season in which he compiled a stat line of .256/.327/.422 and scored 87 runs.


Brett Gardner returns to action for final game of doubleheader


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner returned to action in Game 2 of a doubleheader Friday night at Baltimore. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts in a 5-0 defeat. He is hitting .269/.343/.441 with 16 homers and 56 RBI over 501 at-bats.

Yankees trio still sidelined Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Yankees are still sans three starters for the first game of their doubleheader Friday against the Orioles. Outfielders Brett Gardner (abdomen) and Carlos Beltran (elbow) and third baseman Chase Headley (face) are all out.

Beltran could be done for the season.


Three key Yankees still absent from lineup Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) The Yankees continue to be plagued by injuries for their Thursday night game against Tampa Bay. All three sidelined starters remain out.

Outfielders Carlos Beltran (elbow) and Brett Gardner (abdomen) and second baseman Martin Prado (hamstring) are set to sit.


Worried Joe Girardi: 'Not sure' when Brett Gardner will return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Yankees might be losing left fielder Brett Gardner, one of their premier players, for a significant amount of time in the middle of a pennant race.

Gardner, who has 81 runs scored and 16 home runs, has missed three straight games with an abdominal strain revealed by an MRI. Joe Girardi is worried.

"I'm mot sure when we'll get him back," he told the New York Daily News. "It's a concern of mine."


Brett Gardner to miss another start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Brett Gardner was out of the Yankees' starting lineup for a second straight game, as Ichiro Suzuki got the nod in left field for the team's series finale against the Royals on Sunday. He missed Saturday's game due to a stomach issue.

Brett Gardner unavailable Saturday due to stomach issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was unavailable Saturday due to a stomach issue, according to LoHud.com.

Gardner's ailment was not revelaed until after Saturday's game. It's unclear if he'll miss any more time due to the issue. Gardner is hitting .269/.342/.442 over 498 at-bats.