Yankees LF Brett Gardner Placed On DL

Thursday April 19th, 2012

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for a right elbow injury he sustained in Tuesday’s game against the Twins, according to MLB.com

After the Yankees 6-5 loss to the Twins on Wednesday, Manager Joe Girardi commented on scratching Gardner from Wednesday's starting lineup, telling MLB.com, “[Gardner] went to take his swings today in the cage at 6:20 or 6:30, he wasn't fine… it must have really flared up. So we sent him to get an MRI, and that's what the diagnosis was."

Gardner sustained the injury as a result of a diving catch he made in the third inning of New York’s 8-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday.  After the game on Tuesday, Gardner said he felt some soreness in his wrist after the catch; however, he did not think it would cause him to be scratched from the starting lineup shortly before Wednesday's game.

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