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11 Brett Gardner LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/185 | Birthdate: 8/24/1983 | Birthplace: Holly Hill, SC | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: New York | College: Charleston (SC) | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,850,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/67 | Average Draft Position: 223.16
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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. 


Brett Gardner gets ejected Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was ejected from Tuesday's game.

Gardner was ejected after slamming both his helmet and bat after striking out. He had a rough game, going 0 for 3, with three strikeouts. 


Brett Gardner falls a single shy of hitting for the cycle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle during Sunday's 4-3 loss at Toronto. He finished 3 for 5 with two runs.

Gardner opened the scoring with a leadoff home run off J.A. Happ in the first inning. It was his 16th home run. He had his eighth triple of the season with one out in the fifth inning and added his 20th double in the seventh. All three hits came off Happ.

Gardner entered play Sunday without a multi-hit game in 20 appearances and was batting just .191 in his first 24 August games.


Brett Gardner set to start Wednesday against Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is ready to roll Wednesday in Detroit after sitting out since Saturday with an ankle issue.

Gardner hopes to returns hotter than when he left. He has just six hits in his last 42 at-bats to weaken his batting average from .282 to .269.


Brett Gardner expects to play Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is hoping to play Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Gardner has been dealing with an ankle injury. He hasn't played since August 23 due to the issue. Gardner is hitting .269/.346/.435 over 464 at-bats. 


Brett Gardner still out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup yet again Tuesday against the Tigers,  as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.

Gardner has not played since Saturday, though it is not clear when exactly he suffered the injury. He remains day to day at this point. 


Brett Gardner not ready to return Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was held out of the starting lineup again on Monday against the Royals because of a sore ankle, the YES Network reports. Gardner has missed two straight games with the injury. He owns a .269/.346/.435 slash line with 15 home runs, 52 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 464 at-bats.

Brett Gardner out of lineup Sunday with ankle issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in Sunday's starting lineup due to a sore ankle, MLB.com reports.

It's the first mention of the ankle being an issue for Gardner, who is 2 for 18 while playing each of the last five days. He has hit .269/.346/.435 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 464 at-bats.


Veteran Yankees clear waivers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Yankees placed infielders Martin Prado and Stephen Drew, as well as outfielder Brett Gardner on waivers, and all three have cleared, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman Tuesday.  

All three are now eligible to be traded during the month of August, though there is no indication the team is looking to move any of them. 


Brett Gardner slugs 15th home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 8-7 win over the Red Sox Sunday.

Gardner ripped off four home runs in a three-game span earlier in the week, and while he was 0 for 5 in two games against the Red Sox before Sunday, he did draw four walks and steal a base before exploding at the plate in the series finale. He has hit .284/.363/.467 with 15 home runs, 50 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 398 at-bats.


Brett Gardner continues homer barrage Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Rangers Wednesday.

Gardner led off the game with his fourth home run in the last three days, but unlike in his other two games, he wasn't able to add on any other hits. Still, the power barrage has given him a .283/.356/.460 line with 14 home runs, 47 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 389 at-bats.


Brett Gardner slams third home run in two games Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) One might have asked what Yankees leadoff hitter Brett Gardner could do for an encore to his two-homer game Monday against Texas. He answered that question in style Tuesday.

Gardner slammed four hits, including a solo homer to begin the game, and added two doubles with three runs in a shootout win over the Rangers. He is 7 for 10 with five runs scored in his last two games. His .455 slugging percentage is a season-high.


Brett Gardner smacks two home runs in loss to Texas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner smacked a pair of home runs in his team's 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Gardner was the only New York hitter to solve Texas ace Yu Darvish on Monday, as he took him deep for solo home runs in the third and fifth innings, respectively. He finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI. He owns a .276/.352/.437 slash line with 12 homers and 45 RBI in 380 at-bats.

Brett Gardner clubs 10th home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner hit a solo home run Wednesday against the Rangers.

Darvish worked a five-pitch at-bat from Yu Darvish in the third inning. On the final pitch, he hit a 90 mph fastball from Darvish out to right for the solo shot. The game lasted just five innings due to rain, so Gardner finished 1 for 2.


Brett Gardner plates three runs in win over Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner enjoyed a productive day at the plate on Saturday, driving in three runs in his team's 7-1 home win over Cincinnati.

Gardner singled in a run in the third inning and added a pair of sacrifice flies. He finished 1 for 2 with three RBI. He is hitting .279 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 348 at-bats.

Brett Gardner sets new career high in home runs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner homered in Sunday's rain-shortened game against the Orioles, giving him a career-high nine home runs heading into the second half. Gardner is batting .233 with one triple, two home runs, six RBI, six walks and seven runs in 12 July games.

Unfortunately, Gardner has not been a strong second-half player in his career. He has just a .251 average, .352 slugging percentage and .696 OPS in his career after the All-Star break.

Last season, though, Gardner hit .274 with a .403 slugging percentage, .757 OPS, one home run, five triples, 11 doubles, 20 RBI, 29 runs and 11 stolen bases in 52 games in the second half.


Brett Gardner only sits out one game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Indians after sitting out Wednesday due to a lower abdominal strain. Gardner is batting .296 (8 for 27) with one triple, one home run, five RBI, five walks and five runs in eight July games.

Brett Gardner sidelined by abdominal strain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was concerned he might be dealing with a hernia, but Yankees team doctors confirmed it was just a lower abdominal strain, reports MLB.com.

Gardner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians, as the injury was bothering him late during Tuesday's game. He expects to return to the lineup for Thursday's series finale, however.  


Brett Gardner out of Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is absent from the Saturday lineup in Minnesota. Alfonso Soriano is set to start there instead.

Gardner has been steady and productive. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and is on pace to score about 100 runs this season.


Brett Gardner ties career high in home runs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner tied his career high with his eighth home run during a 6-3 loss Wednesday against the Rays. He finished 3 for 5 with one run and two RBI.

Gardner put New York up 1-0 with a home run leading off the bottom of the first inning. He added an RBI single in the fourth. It was just his second multi-hit game in his last 13 appearances. Gardner came into Wednesday batting .238 in his previous 12 games.