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Brett Gardner’s rehab assignment pushed back due to rainout

May 7, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out tonight, so Gardner won’t begin his rehab assignment until tomorrow.

Gardner is expected to play two rehab games, so he won’t rejoin the Yankees until Thursday at the earliest.

12:48 PM: Brett Gardner wasn’t ready to come off the disabled list when eligible last week, but the Yankees left fielder is very close to returning from an elbow injury.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that Gardner will begin a minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Triple-A, with manager Joe Girardi indicating that he may only need 2-3 games there before rejoining the Yankees’ lineup.

Gardner has been out since April 18 and his absence combined with Nick Swisher also getting hurt has led to the Yankees turning to the likes of Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, and DeWayne Wise in the outfield corners.

  1. jimbo1949 - May 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Did they tell him to report to Rochester?

    • jimbo1949 - May 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM

      It’s not raining in Scranton, oh well.

      • foreverchipper10 - May 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

        The games aren’t being played in Scranton at all this year. The stadium is being renovated and the club is playing all of their games on the road.

      • jimbo1949 - May 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

        Give the man a kewpie doll.

  2. randygnyc - May 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Finally. I’m so sick of seeing ibanez, Nunez, jones and wise in the line up. They were never signed to play even one game in the OF.

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