Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 3 days ago

Gardner went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old managed his first multi-hit game over the last six contests, and broke out of the 1-for-15 slump he came into Friday with. He did go down on strikes for the second straight game, and third time in the last four outings. His contact problems notwithstanding, Gardner is slashing a respectable .269/.388/.388 over his first 67 at-bats.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 1 week ago

Gardner went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The home run was a walk-off shot, as Gardner took Erasmo Ramirez deep with two outs in the ninth innings. He also swiped a bag in the win -- his third of the season -- while raising his average and OBP to .313 and .441 respectively.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Gardner went 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout after entering in the seventh inning of Thursday's loss to the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gardner had been held out of the starting lineup for the second straight after dealing with a stiff neck, but it appears the issue has mostly subsided. With lefty Matt Moore set to take the hill for the opposing Rays on Friday, it's possible Gardner will get another day off, though that would have more to do with avoiding the lefty-on-lefty matchup.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Manager Joe Girardi said that Gardner (neck) is available off the bench Thursday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thursday marks Gardner's second straight day out of the Yankees lineup, but his absence from the lineup Thursday has more to do with New York going against a left-handed starter than it does with his sore neck. The Yankees will be employing a mostly-right handed lineup Thursday against Rich Hill, but Gardner's neck stiffness has apparently subsided to the point where he'll be available off the bench as either a pinch hitter or defensive replacement.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Gardner (neck) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gardner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to some stiffness in his neck and he'll be sitting out yet again for Thursday's series finale. Aaron Hicks, who went 0-for-3 in Gardner's stead Wednesday, will again take over in left field with Gardner sitting Thursday. It's too early to tell whether Gardner will be able to return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Rays.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Gardner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a stiff neck, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gardner was penciled in to bat second and start in left field but was scratched from the lineup with a neck issue. Starlin Castro moves up to the second spot in the lineup while Chase Headley moves up to seventh and Aaron Hicks replaces him in the lineup and bats ninth.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Gardner went 3-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Mariners with a double, a run scored, an RBI and his second stolen base of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That's now three straight multi-hit games for Gardner, pushing his slash line on the season to a solid .314/.442/.429 through his first 35 at-bats. He's also running a bit more than usual through the early part of the season, and while he's topped 20 steals in each of the last three seasons, he could come closer to his career high of 49 if he's able to avoid his usual litany of injuries.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Gardner went 2-for-3 with a home run and also drew two walks in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gardner was basically the only Yankee hitter that was able to get anything going against starter Nate Karns, as his solo blast in the first inning represented all of the team's offense. The lefty is hitting just .231 in the early going, but he's been effective at working his way on base to the tune of a .412 OBP.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 3 weeks ago

Gardner is batting second and starting in left field Thursday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gardner ceded the start Wednesday to Aaron Hicks with J.A. Happ on the mound for Toronto, but Gardner will take back his starting spot in left field with right-hander Marcus Stroman slated to pitch Thursday. The left-hander hasn't gotten off to a great start this season as his .211 batting average shows, but he has shown good plate discipline by drawing five walks in six games thus far.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 3 weeks ago

Gardner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees are stacking their lineup with right-handed bats Wednesday for when they face Toronto lefty J.A Happ. Gardner will be replaced in the lineup by Aaron Hicks, but it's worth noting that Wednesday marks the first time Hicks has started over Gardner since Opening Day. Look for Gardner to return to the lineup for Thursday's series finale.