Friday July 20th, 2012

The New York Yankees announced on Thursday night that leftfielder Brett Gardner will undergo arthroscopic surgery to removed inflamed tissue from his right (nonthrowing) elbow next week and "most likely" is done for the season.

Gardner hasn't played since injuring the joint on April 17 while diving for a ball. With production from Andrew Jones and Raul Ibanez, and plenty of experienced depth, the Yankees have still surged to the best record in the majors. We'll see if general manager Brian Cashman feels comfortable enough to stand pat or if he makes a move for another corner outfielder before the July 31 trade deadline.

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