Brett Gardner is headed to the disabled list with a bone bruise and strain of his right elbow, an injury he seemed to suffer while making a sliding catch in the third inning Tuesday.The team has looked very mediocre to start the year and now, considering that Gardner is one of only a few Yankees actually hitting the ball (.321 so far), this could be a tough loss. Relief pitcher, Cody Eppley, will replace Gardner on the 25-man roster.
“He took BP today and said he felt fine, but when he went to take his swings in the cage at 6:20 or 6:30, it wasn’t fine,” Girardi said. “At some point in between that, it must have flared up.”
I was told that Gardner only took a handful of swings during BP, telling people that his elbow was sore. The second round of swings apparently cinched it, prompting the Yankees to send him for the MRI.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
From Mark Feinsand: