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Brett Gardner

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Yankees | Brett Gardner nursing elbow injury

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:26:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) said his elbow is still sore from being hit by a pitch during the game Wednesday, May 4, but he hopes to be available to pinch hit Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner has just five hits through his last 33 at-bats (.152) over nine games, and manager Joe Girardi already said he expected to be without the outfielder for a few days. Make plans to be without Gardner in fantasy leagues for the immediate future, and it isn't out of the question to bench him until he shows signs of life at the dish in mixed leagues.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner, Chase Headley sitting

Thu, 05 May 2016 12:52:52 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner and 3B Chase Headley are not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. OF Aaron Hicks is starting in left field and batting seventh, while 2B Ronald Torreyes is at the hot corner and is hitting ninth against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman. 2B Starlin Castro moves up to the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner and Headley are really struggling right now and could see more bench time in the near future while the Yanks look to get going offensively. Downgrade them both in deep mixed and AL leagues. Hicks and Torreyes don't move the needle much for daily gamers, while Castro's value receives a slight boost with the move up the lineup.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner out next few days?

Thu, 05 May 2016 12:25:43 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner may not play for the next couple of days, manager Joe Girardi hinted Wednesday, May 4. OF Ben Gamel, who was hitting .286 with a .709 OPS at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, was called up Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Gardner is hurt of the Yankees are choosing to go in another direction with the struggling outfielder. Gardner has only five hits in his last 33 at-bats (.152) over nine games, and he's becoming increasingly hard to rely on in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Check back for updates on Gardner's situation.

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Yankees | X-rays negative for Brett Gardner

Wed, 04 May 2016 21:45:05 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) was hit on the right elbow by a pitch Wednesday, May 4, against the Baltimore Orioles. X-rays were negative, and manager Joe Girardi said Gardner is hopeful he can swing a bat Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in leagues which allow daily moves might want to reserve him just in case, and DFS player should avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any lingering effects of the injury.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner breaks Tampa Bay's heart

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:46:51 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner went 3-for-5, including a walk-off solo shot in the ninth inning, and finished with two RBI and a stolen base in a comeback win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner had his hand in the Yankees' final two runs, plating a run on an infield single in the seventh inning before ending the game by sending a pitch from Erasmo Ramirez over the fence in right. The 32-year-old is batting .375 with both of his homers at home this season, as opposed to .188 away from Yankee Stadium. Both marks figure to creep closer to the norm as the season progresses, meaning Gardner should remain in most lineups going forward.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner platooning?

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:10:47 -0700

New York Yankees OFs Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner, who both have hefty contracts, are essentially in a platoon with one of them sitting on a regular basis against left-handed pitchers to begin the year. The reason for this is the presence of OF Aaron Hicks, who has hit lefties well in his career. Hicks hit .307 against lefties in 2015 compared to .253 for Ellsbury and .276 for Gardner. However, Hicks has hit for 24 points less than Ellsbury and Gardner in his career against southpaws.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks not only has good numbers against lefties but has really impressed with his outfield defense so far. However, he's batting just .095 (2-for-21) and is a depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. If this setup continues, both Gardner and Ellsbury's fantasy value takes a big hit.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner back in lineup

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:20:08 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (neck) is back in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays left-handed SP Matt Moore Friday, April 22. Gardner is playing left field and hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner has been slow out of the gates like a lot of his teammates, and he's not all that attractive against a lefty that has really impressed early this season. Give Gardner a game or two to prove he's fully healthy before inserting him into your daily lineups.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner would have faced a righty

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:47:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (neck) would have started against a right-handed pitcher Thursday, April 21, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Fantasy Tip: It is good news the neck injury is behind Gardner. The outfielder has a .308/.438/.436 slash line to start the season with six runs, a home run and two RBI through 11 games. He is a mid-tier outfielder who tips the scales across all fantasy categories.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner remains sidelined

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:25:59 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (neck) remains out of the lineup Thursday, April 21. OF Aaron Hicks is starting in left field and is batting seventh against Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill.

Fantasy Tip: Check back later to find out when Gardner might return from his injury. Hicks impressed with his arm last night but has just one hit in 20 at-bats (.050) to start the year with his new team. Hitting low in the Yanks order isn't ideal for Hicks in daily formats, either.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner scratched vs. Oakland

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:39:27 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (neck) has been scratched with a stiff neck against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 20. OF Jacoby Ellsbury is playing center field and leading off, and OF Aaron Hicks is playing left field and batting ninth against Athletics SP Kendall Graveman Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Gardner from your lineups where you can. Ellsbury was orginally expected to sit Wednesday, so he could be a sneaky option in daily contests because he'll likely be scarcely owned. Hicks could continue to see semi-regular at-bats with three veteran outfielders ahead of him on the depth chart all having lengthy injury histories. Hicks is a potential grab in deep mixed formats.

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