Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:44:57 -0800
New York Yankees OFs Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner could both sit atop the lineup this season, according to manager Joe Girardi. Injuries forced the Yanks to use Ellsbury more in the No. 3 spot last year, where they weren't able to showcase his elite on-base abilities. Girardi also wants to continue to see both Ellsbury and Gardner run on the bases and put pressure on opposing pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: After a .271 season in which he hit 16 home runs and stole 39 bases in pinstripes, Ellsbury's floor is pretty high in the Bronx, even on the wrong side of 30. His price is justified with an early-rounds selection. Because Gardner doesn't have near the power that Ellsbury possesses, he's more of a middle-rounds selection as a speed asset.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:41:52 -0800
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (abdominal) underwent a minor surgical procedure last month to fix a core muscle injury, and he is expected to be ready for spring training next year. He is finishing up his physical therapy after the surgery. The Yankees said Gardner's right rectus abdominis muscle was fixed Oct. 16. "I'm just about feeling 90 to 95 percent from that," Gardner said. "I should be back to 100 percent here in about a week or so and pretty much have my normal offseason from here on out, and get ready for 2015."
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:01:11 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann, 1B Mark Teixeira, 3B Chase Headley and OFs Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:49:51 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner was hitless in four at-bats Friday, Sept. 19, against the Toronto Blue Jays, extending his career-worst slump to 0-for-27.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:15:50 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (abdomen) was slated to resume baseball activities Thursday, Sept. 11, and hopes to return to the lineup Saturday, Sept. 13.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:32 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) could play Friday, Sept. 12. OF Brett Gardner (abdomen) could play in a game by this weekend. OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) is unsure if he'll have to be shut down for the season.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:42:43 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (abdomen) will be out at least a few more days, according to manager Joe Girardi. Gardner is not starting Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:12:39 -0700
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (abdomen) is out indefinitely with an abdominal strain.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:24:10 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (abdomen) remains out of the lineup with an abdominal strain Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:30:25 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (abdomen) was not in the starting lineup Sunday, Sept. 7.