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


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


  1. trr says:

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

    • vicki says:

      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.

  2. mike_h says:

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

  3. ArchStanton says:

    You know, that’s a good point.

  4. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Ten bucks says broken finger, out for the season.

  5. YankeeTX says:

    What’s next …… Stigmata !

  6. obviously new says:

    Who’s the first best player?

  7. obviously new says:

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

  8. Defensive Indifference says:

    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.

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