Aug
24

Update: X-rays comes back negative on Gardner’s hand

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Saturday: An x-ray on Gardner’s hand came back negative, though it is still a little swollen. He is not in tonight’s lineup because of lefty David Price but is likely available of the bench. Phew.

Friday: The Yankees want Brett Gardner to have an MRI tomorrow after being hit by a pitch on the top of his right hand in tonight’s game, says Andy McCullough. If the team wants it, they’ll probably get it. Gardner remained in the game but was seen flexing his hand and fingers, plus it was a little swollen after the game. He hit a triple on a fly ball to the left-center field wall in his next at-bat, so it can’t be hurting that bad. Brett has been the team’s second best player all year and losing him for any length of time would be devastating.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • trr

    Man, what’s with everybody getting hit on the wrist/hand this year?

    • vicki

      lou said last night that hitters used to use closed and square stances overwhelmingly; but now the open stance has gained currency so we see more hand and wrist injuries from hbp’s.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        I wasn’t able to see the YES telecast here in FL, but yes he’s absolutely right.

  • mike_h

    Good news is Granderson can slot right in bad news is FUUUUUUUUUUU….

  • ArchStanton

    You know, that’s a good point.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Not really. The team that has hit the most batters this year (Pittsburg – 57), has been hit the most times (68).
      If hitting opposing batters actually worked as a deterrant, shouldn’t the Pirates batters have gotten hit a lot less?

      • ArchStanton

        And that’s a good point, too!

        • Ubmarked Grave

          Are you hearing gunshots?

          /TGtBatU

          • Ubmarked Grave

            Was reply to ArchStanton.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Ten bucks says broken finger, out for the season.

    • Wheels

      Pay up, ha.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

        Hey, nobody took me up on it!

  • YankeeTX

    What’s next …… Stigmata !

  • obviously new

    Who’s the first best player?

  • obviously new

    If Brett is the second best player on the team, whose the first?

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Come on, everyone knows that. Chris Stewart.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Phew! Glad the hand checks out. Now they need to scan the brain to see if there is a reason if cramps up so much on the basepaths.