Found July 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Like most players, Brett Gardner was not 100 percent coming into Sunday's first half finale.  As teams head into the All-Star break, rest is what will be on the minds of many players.  Yesterday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to give Gardner a little head start. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com says Gardner sat out yesterday's game with "overall body soreness."  Girardi said Gardner is just sore everywhere and needed a little time off.  By sitting the outfielder on Sunday, Girardi gives Gardner a full four days off. "He's played every day for us," Girardi said. "He's a little bit beat up, but he's available to me. If I can buy him an extra day, I'll buy him an extra day." Gardner is healthy this season after battling through arm problems last year.  In 2012, Gardner only played in 16 games.  This year, he has already played in 93.  Gardner has never been a superstar, but he works hard, plays the game with intensity, and generally performs well enough to keep his job.  This year is no different. Gardner is hitting .272/.388/.422 with seven home runs.  In his six Major League seasons, the 29-year old is hitting .267/.351/.379.  With all the injuries New York has battled through this season, it's nice to see a player like Gardner playing virtually every day. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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