Gardner is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Gardner will head to the bench Tuesday in order to avoid a lefty-on-lefty matchup against Cole Hamels. Giancarlo Stanton will take over in left field for the game, opening up a spot for Tyler Austin to start at DH.
Gardner is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals. Gardner will get a day off against left-hander Danny Duffy. Giancarlo Stanton will start in left field while Clint Frazier makes his season debut as the designated hitter.
Gardner is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. With no designated hitter spot available in Washington's National League ballpark, Gardner will take a seat on the bench as the Yankees go with right-handed-hitting Giancarlo Stanton against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. The veteran outfielder has picked it up recently after a slow start to the season, collecting eight hits to go with a 6:3 BB:K over his past five games.
Gardner went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Red Sox. Gardner has been in a nearly month-long slump, but he broke out of it in a big way with the game-winning, two-run triple in the eighth inning. He's still hitting just .214, but as the leadoff hitter for the highest-scoring offense in baseball thus far, he'll see plenty of run-scoring opportunities if he can work his way on base with any regularity.
Gardner is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Houston, Newsday's Erik Boland reports. With southpaw Dallas Keuchel taking the mound, Gardner will get a day off while Giancarlo Stanton draws a start in left field. Gardner has been in the midst of a rough patch, slashing just .111/.250/.111 with 14 strikeouts over 45 at-bats since April 17. Expect to see him back in the lineup for Thursday's series finale.