Gardner is out of the lineup against Tampa Bay on Thursday. Gardner will receive a breather with southpaw Blake Snell on the mound for the Rays. The outfielder started the past eight games, going 7-for-30 (.233 average) with two RBI during that span. In his absence, Shane Robinson will draw a start in left field.
Gardner is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports. Gardner has a hit in eight of his last nine games. He'll get a rest Tuesday, with Shane Robinson playing left field.
Gardner is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals. Gardner will receive a breather after starting the past four games in the outfield. In his absence, Tyler Wade will man left field and bat eighth. Expect to see Gardner atop the order for Game 2.
Gardner is out of the lineup against the Mets on Saturday. Gardner will retreat to the pine after going 1-for-6 with two runs scored during Friday's series opener. Manager Aaron Boone will trot out an outfield of Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton while giving Gary Sanchez a mini breather at the DH spot.
Gardner went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the 7-4 win over Cleveland on Thursday. Gardner tied the contest with a two-run shot in the third inning before icing the victory with a solo homer in the ninth. It was his second multi-homer output of the year, bringing him to a total of nine. Gardner's .257/.349/.408 line leaves room for improvement, but he's scored 53 runs while batting primarily at the top of the order for a dangerous Yankees lineup.
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