Friday, September 13, 2013

MRI Reveals Grade 1 Strain For Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner has been one of the few locks in the Yankees lineup this season but his season may be over after suffering a grade 1 strain of his left oblique in last nights win at the Baltimore Orioles. The grade 1 strain is the best case scenario when it comes to oblique pulls and strains as it is the least severe but with only 15 or so games left there may not be enough time for Gardner to rest and rehab this injury. Manager Joe Girardi mentioned the possibility of Gardner returning as a pinch runner or a defensive replacement but that is seemingly a week or two down the road before we star discussing that.

If Gardner's season is over he will finish with a .273/.344/.416 triple slash with eight home runs and 52 RBI's in 145 games. Looks like we will see a lot more Ichiro Suzuki and Curtis Granderson in center field and leading off for the Yankees for the rest of the season.

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