Found October 17, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Outfielder Brett Gardner was back in the New York Yankees’ starting lineup last night for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. While New York got Gardner back in their order, right-hander Phil Hughes exited the game early due to injury. Gardner started his first major league game since April last night, replacing Nick Swisher in the Yankees lineup. The 29-year-old had missed most of the season due to an elbow injury. He went hitless over his four at-bats. Hughes left the game in the 4th inning with what was later diagnosed as back stiffness. The right-hander looked good through three innings before allowing a solo home run to Delmon Young and a walk to Andy Dirks in the 4th. Hughes finished allowing one run on three hits and three walks with one strikeout over three innings. Hughes is listed as day-to-day, so it’s not clear what his availability would be for his next scheduled start. This point could be moot if the Yankees aren’t able to stay alive tonight against the Detroit Tigers, who have taken a 3-0 series lead. Follow @mlbinjurynews
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