Brett Gardner plans to begin baseball workouts soon after Thanksgiving, and his focus will be on improving his timing at the plate. Gardner’s already planning a January training session with hitting coach Kevin Long.
“I’m either going to go out to Arizona (to Long’s home) or he’s going to come to South Carolina,” Gardner told Newsday. “Or I might actually meet him down in Miami and work out with him and Alex (Rodriguez) and a couple other guy. I’m excited to do a little work and maybe make a few adjustments with him.”
Erik Boland talked to Gardner this morning at P.S. 130 Elementary in the Bronx, where the Yankees left fielder was reading to kids. Gardner said that he believes inconsistent timing at the plate is what led to inconsistent results in the box score this season.
“Without good timing, you don’t really have anything,” Gardner said. “It doesn’t matter how good your mechanics are.”
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