by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was given Tuesday night in Colorado off as Ichiro Suzuki led off and started in center field. Gardner had started five of the previous six games for the Yankees.
Gardner has started a four-game hitting streak in May and has gone 6 for 15 (.400) with an RBI and two stolen bases over that span. Gardner is up to four steals on the year to go with a .271 average and 13 RBI. He's scored 15 runs.
Brett Gardner staying in center?
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it sound as if Brett Gardner could hold onto the center field job even when Curtis Granderson is ready to return, the New York Post reports Sunday.
Granderson has been seeing reps at extended spring training in right and left field.
The 29-year-old Gardner has hit .265 this season over 113 at-bats with four stolen bases. He's 6 for 18 (.333) over his last five games with one RBI and three of those stolen bases.
Brett Gardner takes Sunday off
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) The Yankees afforded outfielder Brett Gardner a rest Sunday as he was not included in the starting lineup against Toronto's R.A. Dickey. Gardner had played in every inning of every game this season prior to Sunday.
Gardner sits with a four-game hitting streak. He's gone 4 for 15 (.267) over that stretch with a homer. Garner is batting .253 this year with just one stolen base. He's been caught twice.
Brett Gardner steals first base
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner picked up his first stolen base of the season Sunday in Toronto. Gardner stole second base off Josh Johnson and J.P. Arencibia.
The leadoff hitter went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly RBI in the performance. He did not score and is batting .270.
Gardner has hit in nine of his last 10 games with seven runs scored and eight RBI over that span. He's been a solid catalyst for the New York offense.
Gardner has gone 1 for 3 in steal attempts this year.
Brett Gardner launches second long ball
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner supplied most of the offense for his team in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. He went 1 for 4 with a home run in the 3-0 win.
Gardner took starter Wei-Yin Chen deep for a two-run shot in the fifth inning that bounced high up off the foul pole in right field.
It was his second long ball of the season.
Gardner is batting .320 (8 for 25) in the last six games with five RBI and six runs scored.
Brett Gardner reaches base five times
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was an offensive catalyst atop the order Tuesday night in Cleveland. With New York winning 14-1, Gardner reached base five times and scored three runs.
Gardner went 4 for 5 with a walk in the game to raise his average to .257. He doubled twice and drove in two runs with a single in the second inning.
Gardner had just two hits in his previous four games, spanning 18 at-bats. The 29-year-old speedster has four RBI this season but has yet to steal a base for the Yankees.
Brett Gardner homers in win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner hit his first home run of the season in the third inning of Thursday's win over the Red Sox. Gardner also added a steal and walk in his four plate appearances, and was caught in his only stolen base attempt.
It was Gardner's first regular-season home run since Sept. 6, 2011. The center fielder missed most of last season due to injury.
Brett Gardner has one hit in debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner had a relatively quiet season debut Monday vs. Boston. Gardner, who hit .292 in 22 spring games, was 1 for 4 with one walk and one strikeout. He stranded two runners.
Brett Gardner hits safely in fourth consecutive game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner pushed his spring hitting streak to four games with a 1-for-4 performance against the Orioles Wednesday night while hitting out of the leadoff spot. Though Gardner has 19 hits this spring while posting a line of .306/.386/.371, only two have been for extra bases (both triples). He should be the Yankees' leadoff man and starter in center field on opening day.
Brett Gardner overcome with illness
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner left Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers after five innings due to a stomach bug, the New York Daily News reports.
Manager Joe Girardi said the issue is not considered serious. Gardner went 1 for 3 in the game with a run scored and is batting .294 this spring.
Brett Gardner ready for center stage
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013)Brett Gardner is expected to be the New York Yankees' opening day center fielder, reports the Newark Star-Ledger Sunday.
Gardner, who is also expected to lead off for the Yankees, will become more of a face of the team this year with Nick Swisher gone and Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson all dealing with injuries.
"I was a guy that wasn’t supposed to make it," Gardner said. "And I did make it. And I’m still here."
Gardner knows he isn't a superstar, but he's happy being a pest to pitchers and the opposition. He possesses blazing speed and an excellent glove.
"It’s good to have a couple superstars," new addition Kevin Youkilis said. "But you need grinders. You need grinders like Gardy. You need guys who are going to play the game hard. Those are the guys that win."
Gardner is batting .325 this spring with three RBI and two stolen bases over 40 at-bats. He stole 47 and 49 bases, respectively, in 2010 and 2011. Out for most of last year with an injury, Gardner is ready to be a very important piece for the Yankees this year.
"(The public has) forgotten about him because he missed all of last year," general manager Brian Cashman said. "I think they’ve forgotten how good he can be, and the impact he can have."
Gardner digging into center field
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner finished 3 for 3 with three singles, including an infield hit on a bunt, during New York's 5-1 loss to Baltimore in Grapefruit League play Monday. Gardner was one of only two Yankees players to record multiple hits as he improved his batting average to .667 after two games this spring. "It could be a big weapon," Gardner told reporters about bunting. "Especially if I get consistent with backing the ball up in the zone and hitting it hard to the left side; make that third baseman think about coming in a little too far. Ill try and continue to work on it, especially during games, and try to get better at it."
Gardner gets CF tryout
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday he's moving forward with the experiment of using Curtis Granderson in left field and Brett Gardner in center field this spring. Were going to toy with it, see if we like it, Girardi said, per The New York Times. Weve had some discussions the last few days about it, and we just decided, you know what, lets give it a shot. I think Ill probably stick with it a while just to see. Granderson said he has accepted the team's decision. Id love to play center, he said. Thats what Ive been playing. But at the same time, I just want to play.
Gardner staying in left
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/12/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi, making his first appearance at training camp on Tuesday, told reporters that he has no plans to move Brett Gardner to center field and shift Curtis Granderson to left.