New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome right elbow next week, likely ending his season.
The Yankees said Thursday night Gardner would have inflamed tissue removed in a procedure that will be performed by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. The date of his surgery wasn't yet known. Gardner had an MRI earlier this week after a third setback in his recovery from an elbow strain that has sidelined him since April 18. The Yankees, in making the announcement about an hour before the first pitch against Oakland at the Coliseum, said he wasn't expected to play again in 2012.
''We're going to get it cleared up and get him back on track so he can help us next year,'' manager Joe Girardi said after a 4-3 loss to the Athletics on Thursday night.
Ahmad had been set to consult on the results with Dr. James Andrews and Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek. Girardi said before the game he was prepared to go the rest of the yea...