Brett Gardner Begins Taking 'Dry Swings'

Earlier in May, the YankeesBrett Gardner suffered a setback in his comeback from an elbow injury.

Monday, he took a step toward returning to action. From Marc Carig:

Brett Gardner’s latest attempt to finally come off the disabled list began today when the injured outfielder was allowed to swing a bat for the first time in nearly two weeks. He took only "dry swings," meaning that he didn’t actually hit baseballs, but it’s progress for the speedy outfielder who has been on the shelf since April 18.

Under the best-case scenario, Gardner could make his return to the Yankees in as little as 10 days.

The term “dry swings” makes one wonder what “wet swings” might be. But perhaps that’s a story for a different website.

The Yankees have missed Gardner’s speed in the field and on the bases. They hope he can go on a rehab assignment soon, but before that he’ll have to swing without aggravating the injury.

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