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Yankees place Brett Gardner on DL with strained elbow

Apr 18, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

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From’s Andrew Marchand comes word that the Yankees have placed left fielder Brett Gardner on the 15-day disabled list due to a right elbow strain.

Cody Eppley, a right-handed reliever, was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

It’s not clear when Gardner suffered the elbow strain or how long he is expected to be on the shelf. But it’s certainly a tough early blow to the 6-6 Bombers.

Gardner has hit .321/.424/.393 with three RBI and two stolen bases in 10 games this season. Andruw Jones will presumably get the majority of playing time in left field while the 28-year-old speedster is out.

  1. jimbo1949 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Like going from a Bugatti Veyron to a Yugo.

    • The Baseball Idiot - Apr 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      So sayeth The Stig.

  2. randygnyc - Apr 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    He tweaked what I thought was his wrist, making a diving OF catch the other day.

  3. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Andruw Jones was hearing some booing last night for looking way too casual on a couple of plays late in the game.

  4. RickyB - Apr 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Definitely strained it on that diving play on Tuesday night. His arm got caught at an awkward angle and he visibly grimaced on the play. He was lifted shortly thereafter.

  5. bbil2012 - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Hope it’s not the right wrist again.

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