Found June 11, 2012 on
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Brett Gardner suffered what was said to be a bruised elbow two months ago, two unsuccessful rehab stints later and he’s on his way to see Dr. James Andrews, the famous Tommy John Surgery doctor. Depending on the news it could be another month until Brett Gardner comes back or the rest of the year.
Regardless, Brian Cashman told reporters over the weekend that he isn’t looking to trade for a replacement.
“I haven’t been looking,” Cashman told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “That doesn’t mean that (it’s out of the question). Now you’ve passed the draft, people will be more interested in having conversations. I have not had any conversations with anybody about anything.”
At least not yet. Gardner was a big piece for the Yankees, not only offensively, but what he brought as far as defense and speed goes. Replacing Gardner has not gone exactly well for the Yankees, who are still using Jayson Nix on a somewhat regular basis, have been forced to use Curtis Granderson in all but two innings this season, and the running game has almost completely been tied up. Don’t forget about Raul Ibanez‘s terrible defense in left.
So while Cashman insists that he isn’t looking for an outfielder now things could change a lot by the All-Star break. If Gardner is not back by then or at least reasonably close, it will be hard for the Yankees not to address the situation by the deadline.
In the meantime, the Yankees should seriously consider calling up Chris Dickerson. Dickerson hasn’t been on the team so far only due to an injury, but he’s healthy now and would be a decent upgrade over Dewayne Wise, who offers little more than somebody who can play in the outfield. Dickerson might be a decent option between now and the time when the Yankees explore a deal for somebody like David DeJesus or Josh Willingham.
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From Chad Jennings:Andy Pettitte had his left hand wrapped after today’s game, but he said he felt fortunate. He was fortunate to get out of the sixth inning, and fortunate to leave with no real concern about making his next start.
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