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NEW YORK – The Yankees announced on Friday that they have agreed with outfielder Brett Gardner on a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available. Gardner, 29, was arbitration eligible for the second time and earned $2.8 million in 2012.
The Yankees have envisioned Gardner as either their starting left fielder or center fielder in 2013, with a chance that Curtis Granderson would move to a corner outfield spot.
Gardner was limited to just 16 games this year due to a right elbow strain suffered in April that later required arthroscopic surgery. He batted .323 (10-for-31) with two doubles and three RBIs at the big league level.
A career .266 hitter in 475 Major League games over five seasons, Gardner was a third-round selection of the Yankees in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
Brett Gardner came into the Tampa, Fla. training complex today feeling a little sore and was given the day off, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Girardi said that the soreness is “a concern” and called Gardner’s repeated troubles with his right elbow “puzzling.”
Another setback could knock Gardner out for the season. He hasn’t played in a Major League game since April 17.
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.
Brett Gardner had a setback after coming out of last night’s Minor League rehab game and has been sent for another MRI on his right elbow.
Gardner had swelling in the muscular part of his elbow, according to Joe Girardi, which is a different injury than the bone bruise he has been on the disabled list for.
Girardi said he now does not know when the team will get Gardner back. The plan had been for him to rejoin the team today.
“We miss his presence in left field,” Girardi said. “But we’ve got to find a way to get it done without him.”
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he is hoping Nick Swisher will be available to return to the lineup on Tuesday, May 8 from a left hamstring strain. Swisher doesn’t think it’s going to take that long, though — he’s shooting for Thursday against the Royals in Kansas City.
“We all decided to be smart, take a couple of days off and get this thing 100 percent healed up,” Swisher said. “I’m that type of guy that I like to take pride in being on the field every day. When you get banged up like this it’s kind of frustrating.”
Swisher is usually the optimist in these situations, though, so it seems a safer and more conservative bet that Girardi’s time frame is likely. The Yankees aren’t putting Swisher on the DL, though, because they believe Brett Gardner will be activated from the DL on Thursday at Kansas City.