New York Yankees
2014 Avg.
.283
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Brett Gardner
Born  8/24/1983
Height  5-10
Weight  185
Number  11
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/8/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-9 (.556) with three extra-base hits and a 1.711 OPS in his matchups with Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: The 30-year-old is off to a solid start and is in a favorable matchup. Add it a wind blowing out to dead center at 20 mph and you have a recipe for success.
 
2/23/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: The Yankees and outfielder Brett Gardner have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension, according to ESPN.
Insight: The 30-year-old would have been eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, but he's now signed through at least 2018. The contract includes an option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout. Gardner batted .277 with eight homers, 52 RBI and 24 steals last season. He also has recorded the second best UZR among outfielders since 2010 with 51.5 runs saved and will move back to left field, his best position, this season.
 
9/13/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Brett Gardner's availability for the rest of the season appears to be in doubt. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Gardner, who was diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain on Friday, will be out "a while" according to manager Joe Girardi. Curtis Granderson (.250, 6 HR, 13 RBI) will have to fill in at center field while he's out.
 
9/13/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner suffered a strained left oblique Thursday against the Orioles and is headed back to New York for an MRI.
Insight: That's obviously not what the Yankees wanted to hear. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, Gardner's season (.273, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 81 runs, 24 SB) might very well be over.
 
9/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner suffered a strained left oblique Thursday against the Orioles. SOURCE: Daniel Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: That's obviously not what the Yankees wanted to hear. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, Gardner's season might very well be over.
 
9/12/2013 9:24:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Brett Gardner left Thursday's game against Baltimore with what is believed to be an oblique injury. SOURCE: Jack Curry, YES
Insight: He went 0-for-1 before exiting. Curtis Granderson replaced Gardner (.273, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 24 SB) in center field. Until we hear more, consider him day-to-day.
 
Hot9/7/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner has driven in nine runs in seven games this month.
Insight: Gardner went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and three runs Saturday against the Red Sox. He's hitting .362 with seven doubles, two triples and 13 runs over his last 12 games.
 
8/25/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner (hand) is back in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Gardner was hit in the right hand Friday night against the Rays and sat out Saturday, but his X-rays came back negative and he was able to make a pinch-hit appearance.
 
8/13/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is getting a night off Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: Gardner, who is hitting .273 with eight homers, 39 RBI, 61 runs and 20 steals this season, should be back in the lineup Wednesday.
 
8/11/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: Brett Gardner sent the Yankees home with a victory Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Gardner's walkoff homer gave New York a 5-4 win in the series finale. The home run, Gardner's eighth of the year, was his only hit of the game.
 
7/24/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is just a career .143 hitter (2-for-14) against new Texas Rangers starter Matt Garza.
Insight: Gardner has also never stolen a base off the right-hander and that's the category in which he helps fantasy owners the most. He's batting .278 with seven homers, 34 RBI, 54 runs and a .768 OPS, but this is not a favorable matchup.
 
7/19/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was ejected from Friday's game at Boston.
Insight: Gardner struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch in the fifth inning, threw down his helmet with both hands and was immediately run by the home plate umpire.
 
7/10/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a right leg contusion, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Gardner's X-rays came back negative. He's listed as day-to-day and there's a strong possibility he'll be out of the lineup Thursday in a 1:05 pm ET start.
 
7/4/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is getting a day off Thursday afternoon against the Twins.
Insight: Ichiro will shift over the center field and Vernon Wells to right field while Zoilo Almonte starts in left. Gardner should return to the lineup Friday.
 
Hot6/27/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in the lineup Thursday due to a head cold, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Ichiro will shift over the center field and Vernon Wells to right field while Zoilo Almonte starts in left. Gardner should be back in action Friday at Baltimore.
 
Hot6/25/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is batting .337 with 11 extra-base hits in June.
Insight: He went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday, his seventh of the season, and is hitting .285 with 43 runs and 11 steals. With the homer Tuesday, Gardner tied a career high.
 
6/9/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner raised his average to .284 with a 4-for-5 game Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Gardner has gone 12-for-21 (.571) with five doubles, one homer and four RBI over his last six games. He also stole his 10th base of the season Sunday.
 
6/5/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI Wednesday against the Indians.
Insight: Gardner's career high in homers is seven; he already has six in 219 at-bats this season. The outfielder's .265 average, 26 RBI, 31 runs and nine steals make him a solid fantasy option.
 
6/4/2013 5:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Ichiro is starting in center field and Lyle Overbay will make a second straight start in right field. Gardner is hitting .256 with five homers, 23 RBI, 30 runs and nine steals this season.
 
6/2/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is just 2-for-15 (.133) with three strikeouts against Clay Buchholz, who will start Sunday for Boston.
Insight: Gardner's best asset is his speed, but he has been caught stealing on five of his 14 attempts. He does have nine doubles, four triples, five homers and 21 RBI, but Buchholz has shut him down.