Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
1 day ago

Gardner went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run in Friday's 14-4 victory over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran leadoff man provided timely hitting in the blowout, plating Chase Headley and Clark Judge in the second with a single and then closing out the scoring with another run-scoring hit in the seventh that drove in Ronald Torreyes. The 33-year-old now has hits in three straight, with four RBI over that span.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
5 days ago

Gardner is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gardner has been having a rough time at the plate lately, having gone a mere 2-for-16 over the last seven games. He'll have the night off as Aaron Hicks gets the nod to start in the outfield with Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Judge.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
1 week ago

Gardner is out of the lineup Friday against the Angels, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gadner played Thursday's game after missing four days with an ankle injury, so it makes sense for the Yankees to be careful with their outfielder. Aaron Hicks will start in left field and bat seventh during Gardner's absence.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Gardner (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

A sore ankle kept Gardner out of the lineup each of the previous four days, but he'll return to left field Wednesday and lead off against the Blue Jays' J.A. Happ. Aaron Hicks, who had been fillimg in for Gardner in left field, will shift to center and bat ninth.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Gardner (ankle) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Gardner's ankle is still not fully healed after he fouled a ball off of it in Friday's game against Tampa Bay. He'll be replaced yet again in left field by Aaron Hicks. Gardner's next chance to return to the lineup will come Wednesday, and that will be a distinct possibility if he's able to enter Tuesday's game as a sub off the bench.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Gardner (ankle) may be available to pinch-hit for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gardner's ankle is feeling much better, so much so that the club is optimistic that he'll be able to return for Tuesday's outing. However, if Gardner misses more time, Aaron Judge will likely continue to start in the outfield alongside Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Gardner (ankle) isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Rays. According to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, Gardner is expected to miss several days with the ailment, Anthony McCarron and Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Girardi noted that Gardner, who fouled a ball off his ankle in Friday's game, is still dealing with some significant swelling, so the Yankees will try to rest him for a few days to prevent the outfielder from suffering a more significant setback. Gardner's absence will give Girardi an opportunity to get an extended look at new call-ups Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge, who connected on back-to-back homers in their first MLB at-bats in Saturday's win.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Gardner (lower body) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Gardner took a pitch off the ankle Friday night, and while he stayed in the game, he was observed walking with a significant limp afterward. The veteran appears to have avoided a serious injury, but with soreness persisting he'll sit out Saturday as the Yankees go with an outfield of Aaron Hicks, Jacoby Ellsbury, and recently recalled Aaron Judge.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Gardner was walking with a serious limp following Friday's game and is questionable for Saturday's game, the Star-Ledger's Brendan Kuty reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was hit on the ankle by a pitch Friday, and walked it off and stayed in the game, but there is obviously a bruise he is dealing with that could cause him to miss a game or two. The Yankees are going to recall outfield prospect Tyler Austin on Saturday and could deploy Austin, along with Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks, who homered Friday, in order to give Gardner a day of rest Saturday.

Brett Gardner
LF/CF NYY
3 weeks ago

Gardner went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a walk but just one run scored in Tuesday's 5-3 loss at the hands of the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira went 0-for-8 behind Gardner, thus the lone run scored despite putting himself on base four times as the Yankees leadoff hitter. Teixeira, who recently announced he'd be retiring after the season, has been brutal, hitting just .196 with 28 RBI. His struggles have been somewhat of a burden on Gardner's run scoring potential, as Gardner has just 59 runs despite a .355 OBP that would be his best full-season mark since 2010. While Gardner is still the Yankees leadoff man, it might be best to lower expectations in categories such as runs and RBI somewhat given the Yankees current rebuilding state.