Brett Gardner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gardner won't play before mid-March "The Yankees featured Brett Gardner in their lineup for 151 games last season, but they plan to wait almost two more weeks before allowing the outfielder to take his first swings in a Grapefruit League contest. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Gardner is not expected to play before the..." March 03

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Brett Gardner feels fine after hitting yesterday. Tried to convince Donohue to let him hit again today. "He wasn't feeling it," Gardner said

  • Yankees should look to Mets to deal Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner for potential ace

    New York Daily News "As impactful as the Yankees’ new three-headed bullpen monster of Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller might be in 2016, I believe GM Brian Cashman would trade Miller if such a deal could bring back a high-end starting pitcher. Finding a trade that makes sense on both sides is the..." January 07

  • What it would take to pry Miller or Gardner from Yankees

    New York Post "Brian Cashman has predicted it is more likely than not Andrew Miller and Brett Gardner remain Yankees. But that does not mean he has reeled them in from the trade market. The Astros, who tried to sign Miller last offseason, remain interested in the closer. The Yankees are said to be asking a..." December 07

  • Yankees' self-imposed financial restrictions could cost team Gardner, Miller

    Fox Sports "Here’s the problem with the Yankees trading left fielder Brett Gardner: Their only other athletic position players are shortstop Didi Gregorius and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks. The Yankees need more such players, not less. But they also need controllable starting pitching, and..." November 23

  • Yankees GM getting 'a lot of calls' for Gardner

    The Score "Brett Gardner has become a popular subject on the phone of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. The GM has fielded plenty of calls about his players of late, with many clubs inquiring about Gardner. "We're getting a lot of calls on him, but at the same time, that's not new. People..." November 20

  • Yankees have discussed trading Gardner for Cubs’ Castro: source

    New York Daily News "Brett Gardner continues to be a hot name on this year's trade market. The Yankees have discussed the outfielder with "many teams" according to a major-league executive, and while it's no certainty that Gardner will be traded, the team appears willing to move him in the right..." November 20

  • Yankees can likely cross out one Brett Gardner trading partner

    New York Post "Brett Gardner could still end up being shipped out of The Bronx this offseason as the Yankees look to upgrade other areas after acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Twins last week, but one possible destination appears less likely. With the Mariners trading for Rangers center fielder..." November 17

  • Yankees, Mariners have engaged in talks about Brett Gardner

    New York Post "To further exemplify Brian Cashman’s mantra that he is open to talking about any player on his roster, the Yankees have discussed Brett Gardner with the Mariners, The Post has learned. No trade discussions were characterized as far along or specifically targeted to just one team. Nevertheless,..." November 11

  • Will Yanks trade Gardner in offseason? "It's possible, as it may be one of the only ways that they can get creative and add flexibility around the roster. The Yanks are theoretically set for Opening Day with Gardner in left field, Jacoby Ellsbury in center field and Carlos Beltran in right field, with Alex Rodriguez blocking Beltran..." October 22

  • Brett Gardner's future with Yankees uncertain after terrible second half

    New York Daily News "What happened to Brett Gardner? The first half saw the speedy left fielder make it to his first All-Star Game, one of the primary reasons for the Yankees’ surprising ascent to the top of the American League East. The second half? That was another story. Following the Yankees’ 21-5 win in..." October 13

  • Fan throws Jose Bautista home run back onto field, hits Brett Gardner

    ESPN New York "A fan threw Jose Bautista's home run ball back Sunday -- and ended up hitting New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner. The play happened in the fourth inning of Sunday's New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium. Bautista's home run gave the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead. A victory..." August 09

  • Gardner subs for Gordon on AL All-Star roster "Brett Gardner's push to reach Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile has paid off. On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that the Yankees outfielder has made the American League's roster as a replacement for Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who is expected to miss eight weeks after..." July 10

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    New York Yankees @Yankees

    OF Brett Gardner had an MRI in Tampa, reconfirming a bone bruise on his right wrist as previously diagnosed by Monday's X-ray.

  • Derek Jeter’s departure paves way for Ellbury-Gardner combo

    New York Post "Much has been made of Didi Gregorius replacing Derek Jeter at short. But who is going to follow Jeter in the No. 2 spot in the Yankees’ batting order? Joe Girardi may have tipped his hand Tuesday when he used Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot and Brett Gardner hit second against the Phillies..." March 04

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    MLB Network Radio @MLBNetworkRadio

    #Yankees Brett Gardner told us he had minor surgery on a sports hernia/core muscle injury, he should be back to 100% in a week or so

  • Yu Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner”

    Hardball Talk "Quality, quality quote from Yu Darvish after last night’s win over the Yankees. A win which was only blemished by two Brett Gardner home runs. Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.”" July 29

  • Did Brett Gardner cost himself $100M by passing on free agency?

    New York Post "When Brett Gardner agreed to a four-year extension worth $52 million with the Yankees during spring training, the left fielder said he didn’t mind giving up the opportunity to become a free agent after the season. Even now that he’s keeping pace with Jacoby Ellsbury in virtually every offensive..." June 21

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Brett Gardner scored 4 runs without a hit last night. Elias: that's only been done once before in team history- Bert Daniels on 5/10/1913.

  • Brett Gardner, Yankees agree to four-year, $52M extension

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees and outfielder Brett Gardner have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension, reports Jon Heyman of The new deal will begin in the 2015 season. Gardner was set to hit free agency after this season, so the deal buys out his first four years of free..." February 24

  • Gardner assured Yanks want him around despite Ellsbury’s arrival

    New York Post "Brett Gardner admitted to being caught off guard when he heard the Yankees had signed Jacoby Ellsbury this offseason. “I was surprised at first. I didn’t really see it coming,” Gardner said. So it didn’t take him long to join many others in wondering what his future was with the..." February 05

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Yankees avoided arbitration with Brett Gardner. He gets $5.6M for 2014

  • Yankees: Brett Gardner staying put

    ESPN New York "The Yankees have "absolutely no intention" of trading Brett Gardner to clear room in center field for Jacoby Ellsbury or to fill a need elsewhere, according to team president Randy Levine. Appearing Sunday morning on ESPN Radio's "The Ian O'Connor Show," Levine declined to comment on reports..." December 15

  • Yankees rejects trade offer from Reds, asking for Gardner in exchange "The Reds and Yankees have held trade talks regarding All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, confirmed via an industry source on Wednesday night. Jon Heyman of first reported that New York declined a trade offer for Phillips in exchange for outfielder and potential..." December 12

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Yankees would like to grab #indians Masterson in a 3-team trade involving CF Gardner if they can pull it off

  • Replacing Cano at second now the Yankees’ biggest worry

    New York Post "The Yankees know what they lost when Robinson Cano took the Mariners’ $240 million and bolted The Bronx for Seattle. Cano is a premier hitter who plays Gold Glove defense at second base and has a left-handed swing made for Yankee Stadium’s right-field porch. Now, as Yankees general manager..." December 09

  • Gardner may be odd man out in Yankees’ outfield

    New York Post "The Yankees already have given their outfield a significant makeover, and they may not be done yet. Now that Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to deals to come to The Bronx, Brett Gardner has drawn interest from other teams looking to pry him away from the Yankees. With..." December 08

  • Yankees could ship off Brett Gardner for a pitcher

    SB Nation "Gardner is expendable as he appears to now be without a starting spot in the Yankees lineup. After two big outfield signings in the last week, the Yankees could trade Brett Gardner for a starting pitcher, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year..." December 07

  • Source: Gardner won't be traded by Yankees

    ESPN New York "Well, the speculation machine got started quickly. With Jacoby Ellsbury on board, it seemed like the Yankees could trade Brett Gardner. "Absolutely not," a source told Wallace Matthews. "The whole idea is to put the two of them at the top of the lineup. The would be an electric..." December 04

  • Yanks' Brett Gardner strains oblique, may be done for regular season

    CBS Sports "Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was forced to depart in the first inning of Thursday night's key game in Baltimore with what's been announced as a left oblique strain. Gardner who was in the lineup in center field batted in the top of the first but then was replaced in center by Curtis Granderson..." September 13

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    YES showed replay of Gardner's check swing on 3-2 pitch. After swing he reached down and touched his left side near oblique. Stay tuned.

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Left oblique strain for Brett Gardner. That can easily be a 2-3 week problem or more. Did it on checkswing.

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Gardner had the x-ray today. No broken bone. Said his hand feels fine. Available just not in the lineup. #yankees

  • Gardner slams helmet, Girardi blasts eject ump

    New York Post "Actions speak louder than words — and last night, Brett Gardner didn’t even say a word in the fifth inning. Even if he had shouted from the Green Monster, however, his actions would have drowned out anything he said. With the Yankees trailing, 3-2, two outs and the tying run sitting on second..." July 20

  • Gardner, Hafner exit game with injuries

    New York Post "The Yankees don’t even have to be on the field to get hurt. Travis Hafner was hitting off a machine in the middle of last night’s 8-1 win over the Royals when he fouled a pitch off his left foot, ending his night. “When I initially looked down, it didn’t look good,” Hafner said. So he was..." July 11

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Left foot contusion for Hafner. Gardner left with a right leg contusion. X-rays on both were negative and both are day-to-day.

  • Gardner surging as Yanks’ big bats slump

    New York Post "Brett Gardner is the new Robinson Cano. And if that continues for a long stretch, the plucky Yankees will have to rely even more heavily on a pitching staff that has kept them close to the AL East lead. “This is the best I have ever seen him swing on a consistent basis,’’ Yankees hitting..." June 11

  • Ichiro, Gardner must produce for pinstripes

    New York Post "The Yankee Way used to be all about superstars. This year it’s all about team and overcoming an absurd amount of injuries. That means there is less room for error, everyone has to contribute. In addition to the continuing onslaught of injuries, the Yankees have a bit of an outfield crisis on..." May 17

  • Girardi ready to pull plug on Granderson, Gardner position flip

    New York Post "With heavyweights like Derek Jeter, David Ortiz and Robinson Cano nowhere near the box score, you could be charged with fraud for calling yesterday’s Yankees-Red Sox game at JetBlue Park a “preview” of the April 1 season opener at Yankee Stadium. Yet with lefty Jon Lester on target to start for..." March 04

  • Brett’s slide irritates Girardi

    New York Post "Joe Girardi might as well save his breath. After watching Brett Gardner narrowly avoid getting injured on a head-first slide into first base yesterday against the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium, the Yankees manager said he will talk to Gardner about the dangerous maneuver. “I’m not crazy about..." February 26

  • Yankees try out Brett Gardner at leadoff spot in spring opener

    New York Daily News "Brett Gardner served as the leadoff hitter during the Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays Sunday, going 1-for-3. It is unclear whether Derek Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki will occupy the top two spots in the lineup, but the speedy Gardner would welcome the chance to stay there. “I’d like to lead off. It..." February 25

  • Brett’s big break shows Bombers’ faith in him

    New York Post "The Yankees front office loves Brett Gardner. No, really, loves. You might see him as just a member of the chorus, a sidekick, a supplemental piece. But the Yankees brass use the term “impact player” quite a bit when talking about a guy with zero All-Star Games and career stats that look a lot..." February 22

  • Experiment moves Granderson to LF, Gardner in center

    New York Post "Provided a choice, Curtis Granderson would continue to dig his cleats into the most sacred patch of baseball grass in the universe: center field at Yankee Stadium. Yet, there is a very strong chance that left fielder Brett Gardner will trade places with Granderson, because manager Joe Girardi..." February 22

  • Granderson and Gardner: The Rewards of a Shift Could Be Great

    Pinstriped Bible "What's been rumored is one step closer to reality. Jack Curry reports that Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson is shagging fly balls in left. Curry describes it as the "precursor" to Granderson becoming the Yankees' left fielder, shifting the returning Brett Gardner over to center, and..." February 21

  • Yankees: Brett Gardner’s up to snuff

    Bergen Record "Brett Gardner has two sons, Hunter and Miller, ages 4 and 2, and it’s easy to picture them on a ballfield soon. "They’re into everything," Gardner said. "Anything they can pick up and throw." Any fly ball their fleet 29-year-old father can chase down could save the Yankees valuable runs, and..." February 20

  • Yankees happy Brett Gardner back in outfield for 2013

    Newark Star-Ledger "The return of Brett Gardner adds a dimension to the Yankees lineup. He also creates a conundrum for their defensive configuration. Gardner — pesky at the plate, speedy on the bases, rangy in the field — represents a quite useful player for this aging team. But the trouble is figuring out..." February 20

  • Yankees field questions, but answer is still Granderson in center

    New York Daily News "Brett Gardner says it doesn’t matter which outfield spot he plays this season, although he does admit he considers himself a natural center fielder who is more comfortable there than in left. But “as of now, there are no plans to do anything” about switching Gardner and the Yankees’ regular..." February 13