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X-rays come back negative on Brett Gardner’s hand

Aug 24, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Good news for the Yankees. Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports that X-rays came back negative on Gardner’s hand. He’s not in the lineup today, but is available off the bench.

10:04 a.m. ET: According to Wallace Matthews of, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner may go for precautionary X-rays after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch in the third inning of last night’s loss to the Rays.

It’s worth noting that Gardner remained in the game and later tripled and singled. While the speedy outfielder doesn’t appear too concerned, the Yankees would prefer that he goes for tests.

“It’s not that bad,” he said. “So I’m not too worried about it.”

Gardner is batting .269/.337/.406 with eight home runs, 43 RBI and 22 stolen bases over 126 games this season while playing exclusively in center field. The Yankees can’t afford to lose him as they attempt to keep their postseason hopes alive.

  1. mybrunoblog - Aug 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    The way the Yankees 2013 luck has been going Gardner’s hand will have multiple fractures and he’ll be out until next season. Of course I jest but this season has been an injury plagued nightmare.

    • eatitfanboy - Aug 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      He would be the fourth Yankee player to miss time from getting beaned. That’s not bad luck, that’s every pitcher in the league knowing that you can throw inside on the Yankees all day long and they will never, ever, retaliate.

      • southofheaven81 - Aug 24, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        Wouldn’t surprise me a bit to find out they’re on orders not to from the front office. They’ve got enough bad PR lately as it is.

      • eatitfanboy - Aug 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        It’s been going on since the Torre era.

      • espo34112 - Aug 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        Good point , we need to start nailing them. Lets start with Longi tonight ! Drill him 2x. Not just once that’ll send a loud and clear message to the league .

      • indaburg - Aug 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        Maybe it’s a message that the Yankees like to crowd the plate? Were those 4 injured players intentionally hit?

      • sampleskaren - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:24 AM

        what Marcus implied I didn’t know that a stay at home mom able to get paid $4252 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read ★★★

  2. bigharold - Aug 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Injury wise it’s like 60s AM radio. The his just do on coming.

    Maybe it is time for Harold Steinbrenner to break out some of the dough he got from selling part of the Yes network to Fox and develop some kind of carbon fiber mesh armor for gloves and uniforms to protect Yankee players from HBP. Or, personal force field. It would be expensive but considering all the money he’s paid this year to guys that ends up on the DL after getting plunked it might be worth it.

    Or, they could just wait for their luck to change.

  3. banger60 - Aug 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    they get hit all the time, it almost seems intentional, Yankees need to start hitting back, not in the head but come on, it’s an epidemic.

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