Brett Gardner Experiences Injury Setback

Initially, the New York Yankees placed Brett Gardner on the disabled list with an elbow injury even though his elbow injury didn't seem to be that bad. The expectation was that Gardner would return after the minimum amount of time.

About that - that isn't going to happen. Gardner had a setback during a minor-league rehab assignment, and he was sent for an MRI. The updated word:

According to Joe Girardi, Gardner's now going to miss another 15-25 days. He's not dealing with anything all that serious, but he's dealing with something he simply can't play through.

Since Gardner went down, the Yankees have played Andruw Jones, Raul Ibanez, Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, and Dewayne Wise in left field. Which is all to say that the Yankees will be happy to have Gardner back, when Gardner is back. He's posted a .365 OBP since 2010, and he's considered one of the game's very best defensive outfielders. The same cannot be said of those other guys.

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