New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner exited Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with a wrist injury. He did not start on Tuesday.

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Gardner Sits vs. Orioles

Tuesday, April 14

Gardner did not start against the Orioles, per Brendan Kuty of The Star-Ledger. However, Sweeny Murti of CBS New York noted that he could be available off the bench. Murti added, “[The] hope is he’s good to go again by Friday for opener at TB.”

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reported that Gardner “probably won’t start again until Friday.”

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, a stiff right wrist forced Gardner to leave Monday’s game.’s Bryan Hoch noted that Gardner was hit by a pitch in the first inning, which was likely the source of the problem.

X-rays were negative on his wrist, per Hoch. Following the game, Gardner told Marchand that he expected to be back soon, even as early as Tuesday.   

Entering Monday, the 31-year-old had made 26 plate appearances, boasting a .273 batting average to go along with one home run and three runs batted in.

Between his mix of hitting, speed and defense, Gardner has been one of the better Yankees players over the last few seasons.

There’s no question that New York can’t afford to be without his services for too long if it truly wants to compete for a playoff spot in the competitive American League East.

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