Update: Gardner re-strains elbow muscle, shut down for ten days


10:10pm: According to Joe Girardi, Gardner basically re-injured himself. He strained the same muscle in his elbow that landed him on the DL in the first place but did not do any further damage. He’s going to be shut down for at least ten days and Girardi said it could be as long as a month. Coulda been worse, I suppose.

4:18pm: Via Marc Carig, outfielder Brett Gardner has suffered a setback in his rehab from a bone bruise and right elbow strain. He felt soreness and had swelling in his elbow following his latest minor league rehab game and is headed for an MRI now.

Gardner played seven innings with Triple-A Empire State each of the last two days as part of his rehab assignment, going 3-for-5 with a triple and two walks. He played left field in both games. Dewayne Wise‘s spot on the roster is safe for now, but if the MRI reveals any kind of long-term injury, the Yankees will probably have to consider looking outside the organization for outfield help.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Pat D says:


  2. RetroRob says:


    For something that seemed faily minor, perhaps even day to day, this has turned out to be a real pain in the ass…err, elbow.

    I’m figuring they would have picked up anything serious in the prior MRI, so hopefully just needs more time.

  3. Sarah says:

    Fingers crossed it is just swelling and will go down in a day or so.

  4. Kevin says:

    Not good..and also goes to show the lack of depth we have in our farm system.

    • Ted Nelson says:

      They’ve brought up Wise already, and Dickerson is on the DL… (not to mention that they already had Jones on the roster). What team has MLB starters waiting in AAA in case someone gets hurt?

    • MannyGeee says:

      Greg Golsonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!

      /some guy 4 months ago’d

      Who was that? Monterowasdinero? slips my mind

  5. Brad G. says:

    Were in that period of the season where nothing goes right! Hopefully we get shit out of the way now so come crunch time we are playing well enough and are healthy enough to take the division.

  6. vin says:

    Just give him TJ Surgery, so he’ll be ready for next year’s superteam with Mo, Joba, Pineda.

    /beating everyone else to it

  7. Esteban says:

    This article after the last article= :(

  8. RetroRob says:

    Word has it that he has a torn labrum, blown out ACL, a meniscus tear, and needs TJS, too, all of which happened while jumping on a trampoline.

  9. MB says:

    So what will happen next? CC get hurt?

  10. Reggie C. says:

    And this afternoon was going by just great with the Phillies as sellers story .. Oh dreaming of /Coal Hammels in pinstripes …

    Zapped back to reality.

  11. Sarah says:

    Feel like Carl Crawford is poking his Gardy voodoo doll. “If I have an elbow injury, so do you!”

  12. Brian S. says:


  13. flamingo says:

    What is UP with the injuries this season? Why does this team have such bad luck?

    • Now Batting says:

      The Red Sox and Rays laugh at our idea of bad luck. At least we haven’t lost a longoria or ellisbury

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Michael Pineda’s pretty darn good.

        • Fernando says:

          Um, yeah I guess he forgot about Mo! Maybe Rivera isn’t on the level of Longoria or Ellsbury? Not to mention those guys are only lost for PART of the season, while Mo is gone for the year.

      • RetroRob says:

        …and that Rivera guy is pretty good, too.

      • flamingo says:

        And Joba, too.

        • Now Batting says:

          Without checking stats I’d guestimate Crawford + Ellisbury + Lackey + Bailey > Gardner + Pineda + Joba + Mo, with more weight given to starters

          • AndrewYF says:

            Gardner > Crawford
            Mo > Bailey
            Lackey < everyone
            Ellsbury = Joba + Pineda (kinda)

            Yeah, I would say the Yankees are worse off injury-wise.

            • Now Batting says:

              Ya the AL offensive MVP is equivalent to our projected 6th inning reliever and 2nd year starter

              • Havok9120 says:

                He’s not done for the year, nor were they looking for him to be their #2-3.

              • RetroRob says:

                You basically set yourself up for a beating at the start.

              • jjyank says:

                Well if we’re playing that game, Dingleberry has only had 1 MVP type year, so he’s a “second year” elite player. And while Joba would be our 6th inning reliever, that’s a product of depth, not talent. Joba would have been setting up in Boston, even with everyone healthy.

                I’m not saying the Yankees are worse off, but I do think that it’s close enough that Red Sox fans can’t play the injury card to explain why they suck so bad.

                Also, Lackey was addition by subtraction. That dude is straight terrible now.

                • YanksFanInBeantown says:

                  Don’t sell Joba short. He would be closing over Bailey

                  • Now Batting says:

                    We’re still talking about 2/3rds of an outfield (where the two are elite outfielders) compared to a relief pitcher.

                    • jjyank says:

                      I wasn’t aware Carl Crawford was considered elite again. And it’s not 2 “elite” outfielders compared to a relief pitcher, its all the injuries compared together. The Red Sox might be slightly worse off, but not so much so that they can point to that as the reason the suck so bad.

                      Every team has injuries, the Red Sox had no depth whatsoever coming into the season, and well all knew that was a weakness. Now they’re paying for it, while the Yankees are weathering the storm.

  14. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nunez being Nunez.

    Wait, again? Shocking!!

  15. Cuso says:

    A point that needs to be made that I don’t hear raised enough with regard to the “bad luck” of the Red Sox and their injuries:

    Why the hell should MSM or anyone for that matter feel “bad” for the Red Sox luck when year after year they put together a team of chronically injured players?!?!

    Youkilis, Ellsbury, Crawford, Matsuzaka, Beckett, Lackey and Bailey are injured EVERY year! Why is anyone ever surprised by this?

    Ortiz, Pedroia (with the exception of last year) Gonzalez, Lester (for the most part) are guys that take it post to post for them every year. Everyone else is BRITTLE.

    So yeah, I’m of the opinion that when the Yanks have guys go down with track records of being healthy it’s more noteworthy. Maybe Gardner has missed some games in the past, but this one digs a little more than ANY Red Sod injury (as does Mo clearly) because it’s much more unforeseen.

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