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Brett Gardner has only played nine games this season. His injury was a big reason why the New York Yankees went out and acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners. The team thought that Gardner would be out for the entire season with his elbow issues, but New York activated him today. According to Jack Moore of CBS Sports
, Brett Gardner will be available in tonight's game and for the remainder of the season. The Yankees intend to use him off the bench and as a defensive replacement. Gardner has long been New York's best defensive outfielder.
Gardner was hitting .321/.424/.393 in nine games this season. The sample size was far too small to assume he could have maintained that success. However, the Yankees have missed his bat and his defense. In his career, Gardner is a .265/.355/.368 hitter. He is still under team control until 2015 and has two years of arbitration-eligibility remaining. His youth, speed, and defense will be important to New York of he can remain healthy.
Gardner strained his elbow early in the year, then he suffered a setback during rehab. The 29-year old had to undergo surgery that was thought to be season-ending, but he now returns with about a week and a half to play.
New York enters play today with a 1.5 game lead over the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles split a doubleheader yesterday while New York won their game which allowed the Yankees to pick up a half game on Baltimore. In a season full of injuries, Brett Gardner's return is a positive sign and should boost the Yankees as they close in on the play-offs.
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From Mark Feinsand:Gardner was activated from the 60-day disabled list before Tuesday's game, giving the Yankees an experienced pinch-runner to use late in games during the final nine games - and potentially the postseason.
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While Derek Jeter was able to suit up at shortstop again
last night, the New York Yankees are reportedly also close to getting two other
players back from injury; first baseman Mark Teixeira and right-hander David
Jeter played short for only the fourth time in 12 games
since aggravating the bone bruise on his ankle.
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The New York Yankees rookies prepared for the final road trip of the season by dressing up as some of the best-known characters from the "Star Wars" films after Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Oakland A's. This year's hazing of first year players may be a tongue-in-cheek attempt at humor because the team is universally known as "The Evil Empire." Last year...
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Andy Pettitte is on the hill for the Yankees tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Pettitte worked five scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out three for the win.
Right-hander Liam Hendriks (1-7, 5.88 ERA) is on the mound for the Twins.
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The Yankees will send Phil Hughes to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Minnesota Twins. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Hughes lasted only five innings, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out nine for the win.
Right-hander Esmerling Vasquez (6-4, 6.75 ERA) is on the mound for Minnesota.
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With the New York Yankees locked in a tight race for the AL East title, CC Sabathia finally gave them what they needed the last time he took the mound.
Sabathia looks to put together back-to-back strong starts and earn his first win in a month Wednesday when New York and the Minnesota Twins play the finale of a three-game series.
The Yankees (89-65) lead Baltimore by 1 12 games...
I had just one small request yesterday for the Toronto Blue Jays: That they take one game in their doubleheader against the Orioles. Request granted. Had they not done that, and had the Yankees lost last night, the Orioles would be in sole possession of first place this morning. But the Yankees lead by 1.5 games, so all is well in Yankees Universe right now.Right now. Things could...
The New York Yankees (89-64) beat the Minnesota Twins (64-90) 6-3, last night at Target Field from Minneapolis, MN.
W - Andy Pettitte (5-3), L - Liam Hendriks (1-8)
Andy Pettitte was great as he went six scoreless innings, allowed 7 hits and struck out 3 batters. He looks like he is ready to pitch in the playoffs.
Nick Swisher hit a two-run HR (23) in the start of...
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The New York Yankees (90-65) beat the Minnesota Twins (65-91) 8-2, yesterday afternoon at Target Field from Minneapolis, MN.
W - CC Sabathia (14-6), L - Brian Duensing (4-11).
CC Sabathia pitched a dominated game and showed why he is the ace of this ballclub. He pitched 8 innings, allowed 6 hits, gave up 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 10 batters.
Robinson Cano had...
C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New
York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games
over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.