Brett Gardner suffers setback; out until at least All-Star break

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner felt more pain in his right elbow this morning and will be sent to see a doctor on Monday.

Manager Joe Girardi said that he does not expect Gardner back until at least the All-Star break after this setback, his second since suffering a strain making an outfield catch in April. Girardi said that he cannot be sure exactly when the Yankees will get Gardner back. Gardner is going to see Dr. James Andrews early next week, as well as go for a second opinion from Dr. Timothy Kremchek.

“Something’s not right. He still feels stiffness,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said. “He doesn’t feel right. … We’ll try to figure this thing out because we don’t have an answer to this.”

  • Yankees hurler Hiroki Kuroda has a bruise on his left foot but he believes he will be able to make his next scheduled start.

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Seeknay, I think I heard Girardi say that Nunez was injured at triple A so don’t know if he’s even available or when. What about Dickerson? He was up last year and certainly didn’t seem out of place defensively. Not great at the plate. I would think the Yankees need to trade for an experienced outfielder at the trade deadline. They’d have to give up something obviously. A great sweep of the Mets though and Martin has been on fire of late. Hope it continues. Soriano certainly isn’t Mo. And we need DRob back for at least the 8th inning if not the closer. Bring on the Braves.

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At this point either the Yankees have to make a trade for a rightfielder OR bring Nunez up and play him in rightfield on occasion. I don’t think they can rely on Gardner for this year.

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