Update (11:42pm): Gardner might need an MRI once the team returns home from Baltimore on Friday. Never good.
10:51pm: Joe Girardi said during the postgame that Gardner will not start tomorrow either, but will available to pinch run like he did tonight.
6:48pm: X-rays were negative, and Gardner’s day-to-day.
5:31pm: Via LoHud, Brett Gardner is going for x-rays on his injured thumb after leaving last night’s game with pain in the digit. “It doesn’t feel as good as I hoped it would,” said the speedy leftfielder. It’s the same thumb that Gardner broke last season, though yesterday he said the doctors told him it wouldn’t feel right for close to a year. Kevin Russo takes his spot tonight.
Considering his .378 wOBA at the bottom of the order, the Yanks can ill-afford to lose Gardner for any length of time. Hopefully it’s just some soreness, and he can get back in the lineup soon.