Jun 7, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT
The Yankees originally hoped to have Brett Gardner available this weekend for an interleague series against the Mets. That seems unlikely to happen now, but he is moving closer to returning from a strained right elbow.
According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Gardner will begin a minor league rehab assignment tomorrow with Low-A Charleston. He was originally scheduled to play yesterday, but the plan was scrapped after he experienced some soreness in his elbow. However, he was able to make it through batting practice today without any issues.
Gardner has already had a couple starts and stops with his rehab, but assuming he can avoid any further setbacks, it’s realistic he’ll be back in the Yankees’ lineup by early next week. The speedy left fielder has been sidelined since April 17.
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