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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 4 Days

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Gardner has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain, MLB.com'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.

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Gardner is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

Gardner is dealing with abdominal tightness, and it has kept him out of the past two games. Ichiro Suzuki will start in left field Sunday, while Gardner will likely be unavailable for the Yankees as he rests.

Brett Gardner LF/CF NYY 24 Days

Gardner sat out Saturday's game with abdominal tightness, and may miss Sunday's game too, the NY Daily News reports.

Gardner said he had the same issue earlier in the season, and only sat out one game for it in July, so this is likely a very short-term issue. Though he said he's not feeling 100%, there's a chance he'll be back in the lineup Sunday.