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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%: 99/98 | Average Draft Position: 183.41
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Brett Gardner hits in eighth straight for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner got one of the team's two hits in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. 

Gardner went 1 for 4 and extended his hitting streak to eight games. He's hitting .486 with 1.379 OPS over the streak. 


Yankees' Brett Gardner collects three hits in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was the lone bright spot offensively for the Yankees during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Angels.

Gardner went 3 for 5 at the plate. Prior to his three-hit game Monday, Gardner was hitting .469 with four home runs and 11 RBI in his last 11 games. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.


Yankees' Brett Gardner collects three hits, three runs on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles in the 9-6 win over the Astros on Saturday. Gardner also scored three runs, as he upped his season average to an even .300 mark. 

Gardner now has 19 doubles this season. Over his last 10 games, he is batting .478 with four home runs and 15 runs scored.


Yankees' Brett Gardner not in Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was held out of the lineup for Thursday's game at Houston, reports Newsday.

Gardner was replaced in center field by Chris Young, who will also bat in the leadoff spot. Over his last eight games, Gardner is hitting .472 with four home runs and 10 RBI.

The Yankees are the underdogs (+160) at Houston on Thursday.


Brett Gardner homers for second straight day for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner went 2 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia. 

Gardner homered for the second straight day and is 6 for his last 8. He has nine home runs and 37 RBI.

Gardner added his 16th double of the year and scored twice. 


Yankees OF Brett Gardner crushes eighth HR of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner hit his eighth home run of the season in Monday night's 11-8 loss to the Phillies. 

“Threw me a changeup, or I think it was a changeup,” Gardner said, via The Journal News“Could have been a bad cutter, I’m not sure. Saw the ball up, Took a good swing.”

Gardner went 4 for 4 from the plate and also drew a walk. In addition to his home run, Gardner hit three singles. He totaled three RBI, all of which came on his home run. 

Gardner now has a slash line of .290/.361/.472 this season. 


Yankees CF Brett Gardner falls home run shy of cycle


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner went 3 for 6 in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Gardner hit his 15th double of the season, his third triple and recorded a single -- he fell a home run shy of the cycle. 

In his last four games, Gardner is hitting .500 with 10 hits, two home runs, two doubles and five RBI.


Yankees' Brett Gardner homers for second straight day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner went 4 for 5 in Friday's win over Detroit. 

Gardner hit a two-run home run in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. It was his second straight day with a home run. 

Gardner scored twice and drove in three runs on the day. He's  7 for his last 14 and 6 for his last 10. Gardner not has seven home runs and 33 RBI on the year. 


Yankees OF Brett Gardner parks sixth HR in win vs. Marlins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner homered and went 2 for 5 during a 9-4 win Thursday against the Marlins. He also had two runs and two strikeouts.

Gardner had a clutch hit in the sixth inning, as his two-run homer off Mat Latos tied the game at 3 and chased Latos from the game. It was Gardner's sixth home run.

Gardner is batting .242 (15 for 62) with one triple, two home runs, four doubles, nine RBI, 14 runs, six walks, 18 strikeouts and three stolen bases in 15 June games.


Brett Gardner returns full-time to Yankees' left field


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will return to being the team's full-time left fielder. 

Manager Joe Girardi said that Chris Young and Mason Williams would platoon in center. 

"I think it’s probably most important that (Williams is) as comfortable as we can make him as a young player,” Girardi said, per the Journal News. “And it might tax Gardy a little less moving back to left than being in center.


Jones, Pirela will be backup options to Yankees starting outfielders


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) With Ramon Flores getting optioned to the minors Wednesday, the Yankees have just three full-time outfielders on the active roster -- Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran and Chris Young. Although, Girardi said Garrett Jones and Jose Pirela will be backup options.

“Right now, Garrett Jones is our extra outfielder, and we’ll just go from there,” Girardi said.


Yankees' Brett Gardner slugs three-run homer vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner went 1 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Angels.

Gardner broke a 2-2 tie with his key shot in the fifth inning, wrapping up a big sweep of the Angels in which he went 5 for 13 with one homer, five RBI and two stolen bases. He has hit .278/.355/.438 with five home runs, 26 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 194 at-bats.


Yankees OF Brett Gardner "more comfortable" in center


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is starting in cetner on Saturday with rookie Ramon Flores making his debut in left. Gardner is relishing the move, according to MLB.com.

"I feel comfortable in center," Gardner said. "I feel more comfortable there than I do in left field. I've obviously played left field every day and I'm becoming more comfortable over there, but I feel perfectly normal going back to center field. It doesn't feel weird or like I'm playing out of position. I feel good."

Gardner has played 308 career games in center field against 448 games in left. He is hitting .273 with 107 RBI while starting in center field.


Yankees' Brett Gardner slugs fourth homer Monday vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner went 2 for 4 with a walk, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in his team's 14-1 win over the Royals on Monday.

Gardner opened the first inning with a double and was immediately driven home by a two-run Chase Headley homer. The Yankees added a second homer later in the inning and had two men aboard when Gardner came to the plate for the second time in the first frame. He connected for his fourth home run of the season to give the Yankees an 8-0 lead before three outs could be recorded.

Gardner has hit .285/.364/.438 with four home runs, 19 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 144 at-bats.


Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran batting 1-2 Wednesday for Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) The loss of Jacoby Ellsbury to a knee injury has the Yankees scrambling the top of their lineup for the Wednesday night game in Washington.

Brett Gardner is set to lead off for just the fourth time this season with Carlos Beltran batting in the second spot for only the second time in 2015.

Perhaps the move will jump-start Gardner, who followed a seven-game hitting streak with a 3-for-20 slide that has lowered his batting average under .300 for the first time since April 25.


Yankees LF Brett Gardner out of Saturday's lineup, Chris Young gets start


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) The Yankees will not start left fielder Brett Gardner Saturday in Kansas City, instead giving the start to right-handed hitter Chris Young against the Royals lefty starter Danny Duffy.

Gardner, a left-handed hitter, is 1 for 5 against Duffy for his career.

Young will bat second in the lineup.

Brett Gardner piles on Rays with three-run HR in Yankees' victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Brett Gardner delivered a three-run home run in the sixth inning Monday to help the Yankees bury the Rays.

The home run, his third of the year, was Gardner's only hit in five at-bats in the game.

Yankees LF Brett Gardner returns to starting lineup Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles. Gardner, who missed Wednesday's game due to a stiff neck, will hit second in manager Joe Girardi's batting order.

Chris Young will start the game on the bench Thursday after getting the start on Wednesday.


Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner out Wednesday with neck injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays while dealing with a stiff neck, according to the New York Daily News.

Gardner suffered the injury on a head first slide in Tuesday's game. He had started the last five games in a row for New York and is hitting .309 with 13 RBI in 81 at-bats.


Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner cracks second home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Yankees left fiedler Brett Gardner went 2 for 5 at the plate in New York's 8-5 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Gardner did his damage in the sixth inning when he took a Craig Breslow pitch over the right field wall for a three-run home run, his second of the year. Gardner also singled and scored twice. 

Gardner is now hitting .324 with 13 RBI in 74 at-bats this season.


Yankees Brett Gardner: Alex Rodriguez is 'all business'


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner isn't surprised by Alex Rodriguez's approach this season. 

"He’s been all business since he’s been back," Gardner said, per the Journal News. "Last year, obviously, was very, very tough for him, and tough for a lot of people, but I think ever since he’s come back he’s been all about working hard and trying to help the team win."

That's in keeping with what Gardner has seen from A-Rod in the time the two have been teammates. 

"I’ve had a chance over the last eight or nine years to really see behind the scenes and what goes into his preparation for the game, and the way that he works in the offseason. He doesn’t need to go out of his way to try to win me over," Gardner said. 


Yankees' OF Brett Gardner receives day off Wednesday


(4/29/2015) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner received a day off and was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. He had started each of the last six games for the Yankees.

Over his last 10 games, Gardner is batting .342 (13 for 38) with two doubles and four RBI. Chris Young got the start in left field on Wednesday.

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.