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Gardner starting to hit

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 18, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner started a hitting program today. He has not swung a bat since his elbow surgery, but he has been taking fly balls for about two weeks and could be activated any day now.

Gardner said he has not been activated yet, but he has been told he might be used as a pinch runner and defensive replacement these last two weeks. It seems doubtful he will progress far enough to be allowed to hit this season.

By the way, there is still no lineup posted and no word on whether this game will actually happen. A lot of rain coming.





5 Responses to “Gardner starting to hit”

  1. CountryClub September 18th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    The Yankees plan on using Gardner, who has been out since Apr. 18 with an elbow strain, on defense and as a pinch-runner. Though Cashman would not rule out a return to the plate if the Yankees make a deep playoff run.

    “The plan is here at some point, could be as early as today, activate him from both a pinch running and defensive standpoint, not swinging,” the GM said. “But I do think, over time, you could be looking at a guy that might be able to help you offensively maybe, if we have a chance to play all the way deep into October if we make that opportunity happen for us. Then he might become on offensive player maybe midway through October. That’s a possibility. But right now his contributions, if we activate him, will be with his legs and his glove, not with the bat.”

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  2. kd September 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    was his elbow injury on this throwing arm?

    gardner would add a lot of speed to the playoff roster. opposing teams would have to deal with him and ichiro. and i bet he’d be a better hitter than andruw jones

  3. jacksquat September 18th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    New York Yankees?@YankeesWeather

    Tonight’s game has been postponed. It will be part of a split-gate doubleheader at 1:05pm tomorrow.

  4. Against All Odds September 18th, 2012 at 4:26 pm


  5. jmills September 24th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Country Club,…maybe, you should have got Rajai Davis :)

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