Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 3 weeks ago

Gardner will likely hit first or second in the lineup this season.

Manager Joe Girardi indicated that he's intrigued by the possibility of having both Jacoby Ellsbury and Gardner at the top of the lineup. Gardner has been slotted into the second spot thus far in spring training, so it appears Ellsbury will likely be the lead off man. The 31-year-old had his best season with the longball last year, hitting 17 homers but saw his slash line drop to .256/.327/.422.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 5 months ago

Gardner told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he recently underwent minor surgery for a sports hernia/core muscle injury.

An abdominal injury threatened to end Gardner's season in early September, and while he was able to fight through it, the ailment was clearly affecting his performance (.167 average for the month). Fortunately, only a very minor procedure was needed to correct the issue, and Gardner expects to be back at 100 percent in just a week or so. The 31-year-old smacked 17 homers in 2014, more than double his previous career high (8), but his 11 percent HR/FB rate is likely unsustainable.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 6 months ago

Gardner is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York.

It does not appear that Gardner is hurt; but rather, that the Yankees are simply giving him a break with little to play for as the season comes to a close. Eury Perez will get the start Saturday in Gardner's place.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 6 months ago

Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday, CSN Northeast's Maureen Mullen reports.

The Yankees are giving all of the regulars a day off Friday, and there's a chance those regulars will also be able to take it easy Saturday and/or Sunday. Gardner is one of the few healthy Yankee hitters with significant fantasy value right now, but owners should be prepared for him to potentially see further time off this weekend as the Yankees have nothing to play for.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 6 months ago

Gardner went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double in Sunday's victory over Toronto.

Gardner has logged four hits over his last two games, breaking a cold spell which had seen him go 0-for-22 with eight strikeouts. Gardner's batting average was at .286 on Aug. 4, but it's plummeted all the way down to .259. Still, the outfielder has already recorded career highs in home runs (16) and RBI (57), while chipping in 20 stolen bases this season.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Gardner (abdomen) is in the lineup for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

It was feared Gardner was in danger of missing the rest of the season an MRI earlier in the week revealed an abdominal strain, but he'll step back in for Friday's nightcap after missing just a handful of starts. He'll man center and bat third against right-hander Bud Norris.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Gardner (abdomen) could be available for the second game of Friday's game against the Orioles, ESPN New York reports.

Gardner is not in the lineup for the first game, but the report indicates he might be able to give it a go in the nightcap. Dealing with an abdominal strain, Gardner has not played since last Friday. Chris Young will once again fill the void in left field Friday afternoon.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Gardner (abdomen) will be out "a few more days at least," according to manager Joe Girardi, Bryan Hoch of reports.

It was earlier reported that the team feared Gardner could miss the remainder of the season with an abdominal strain. While it's still unclear if that's the case, he'll be sidelined for the foreseeable future even if he does return this year.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Gardner (abdomen) could miss the rest of the season, the NY Post reports.

While he hasn't been ruled out for a set amount of time, manager Joe Girardi admitted "it's a concern" after an MRI revealed Gardner's abdominal strain. He may still return this season, but at this point it seems likely that he'll miss at least a few games first.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 7 months ago

Gardner has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain,'s Bryan Hoch reports.

Gardner has been sidelined with abdominal tightness for a few days, but the Yankees are now classifying his injury as a strain, which hints at the setback being more severe than originally thought. Gardner is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, and he will instead visit with a Yankees team doctor for further evaluation of his injury.