New York Yankees
2014 Avg.
.278
 
Career Avg.
.269
Name  Brett Gardner
Born  8/24/1983
Height  5-10
Weight  185
Number  11
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/10/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner wa out of the lineup due to an abdominal strain on Wednesday and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Gardner was checked for a hernia, but a doctor ruled it out. The left fielder has been one of New York's top players in 2014, batting .287 with eight homers, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 15 steals.
 
7/9/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup due to an abdominal strain, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Gardner was checked for a hernia, but a doctor ruled it out. The left fielder has been one of New York's top players in 2014, batting .287 with eight homers, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 15 steals.
 
7/5/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner will get a routine day off on Saturday.
Insight: Gardner has already tied his career high in home runs as he's putting together a solid season - .287, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 52 runs, 15 SB, .794 OPS.
 
Hot7/2/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner tied a career high with his eighth homer of the year Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Gardner needed 539 at-bats to get to eight last season; he's done it in 309 this year and is hitting .288 with 50 runs, 15 steals and a .793 OPS.
 
Hot6/24/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hitting .315 against lefties this season and owns a .500 average against Toronto starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Gardner is 10-for-20 with a double, a triple and a homer against Buehrle, who will start Tuesday against New York.
 
Hot6/18/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner picked up four base knocks Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Gardner has gone 19-for-56 (.339) with three homers, six RBI and nine runs in his last 13 games.
 
Hot6/17/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner homered for the second straight game Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Gardner is quietly having his best season, batting .280 with six homers, 28 RBI, 40 runs and 14 steals. His career high in home runs is eight, set last year.
 
5/22/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is a candidate to sit on Thursday as he's never produced against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Gardner is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in their matchups. Overall Gardner has having a solid season, batting .304 with an .803 OPS and 11 steals. Just don't use him today.
 
Hot5/17/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has batted .329 with two homers, 11 RBI, 19 runs and eight steals in his last 22 games.
Insight: He went 1-for-3 with a homer, a steal and two runs Saturday against the Pirates and is hitting .291 on the year.
 
Hot5/12/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner swatted his second career grand slam Monday in a loss to the Mets.
Insight: It was one of two hits on the night for Gardner, who is now up to 16 RBI for the season. He's hit .348 during his current six-game hitting streak.
 
4/27/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was not in the starting lineup due to a sore foot, according to ESPN.
Insight: Gardner took a fastball off his foot Saturday. His X-rays came back negative but he was still sore Sunday. Ichiro started in his place.
 
4/22/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in Tuesday's lineup against Boston ace Jon Lester, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Gardner is just 2-for-11 against Lester in his career. Ichiro Suzuki, who has a .333 career average off Lester, will get the start in left field.
 
4/8/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-9 (.556) with three extra-base hits and a 1.711 OPS in his matchups with Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: The 30-year-old is off to a solid start and is in a favorable matchup. Add it a wind blowing out to dead center at 20 mph and you have a recipe for success.
 
2/23/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: The Yankees and outfielder Brett Gardner have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension, according to ESPN.
Insight: The 30-year-old would have been eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, but he's now signed through at least 2018. The contract includes an option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout. Gardner batted .277 with eight homers, 52 RBI and 24 steals last season. He also has recorded the second best UZR among outfielders since 2010 with 51.5 runs saved and will move back to left field, his best position, this season.
 
9/13/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Brett Gardner's availability for the rest of the season appears to be in doubt. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Gardner, who was diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain on Friday, will be out "a while" according to manager Joe Girardi. Curtis Granderson (.250, 6 HR, 13 RBI) will have to fill in at center field while he's out.
 
9/13/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner suffered a strained left oblique Thursday against the Orioles and is headed back to New York for an MRI.
Insight: That's obviously not what the Yankees wanted to hear. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, Gardner's season (.273, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 81 runs, 24 SB) might very well be over.
 
9/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner suffered a strained left oblique Thursday against the Orioles. SOURCE: Daniel Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: That's obviously not what the Yankees wanted to hear. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, Gardner's season might very well be over.
 
9/12/2013 9:24:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Brett Gardner left Thursday's game against Baltimore with what is believed to be an oblique injury. SOURCE: Jack Curry, YES
Insight: He went 0-for-1 before exiting. Curtis Granderson replaced Gardner (.273, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 24 SB) in center field. Until we hear more, consider him day-to-day.
 
Hot9/7/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner has driven in nine runs in seven games this month.
Insight: Gardner went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and three runs Saturday against the Red Sox. He's hitting .362 with seven doubles, two triples and 13 runs over his last 12 games.
 
8/25/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner (hand) is back in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Gardner was hit in the right hand Friday night against the Rays and sat out Saturday, but his X-rays came back negative and he was able to make a pinch-hit appearance.