4:59pm: Via Marc Carig, Gardner will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday and Dr. Tim Kremcheck at his agent’s request as well. Brian Cashman confirmed that they have not yet had discussions about adding another outfielder.
4:16pm: Looks like it’s time for the Yankees to start thinking about exploring the trade market for an outfielder. Ken Rosenthal reports that Brett Gardner woke up this morning with pain in his strained right elbow and will head for tests on Monday. Gardner felt some stiffness the other day but it wasn’t considered serious. He played in his first minor league rehab game since his original setback last night. Gardner has only played in nine of the team’s 57 games this season and Joe Girardi said he doesn’t expect him back before the All-Star break.
Obviously rushing into a trade wouldn’t be the smartest thing in the world, but the club has to at least start thinking about potential outside options. With Chris Dickerson healthy and playing again in Triple-A, it’s probably worth calling him up and cutting Dewayne Wise. He’s an upgrade in basically every single way.