Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Brett Gardner To The DL

Mark Feinsand is reporting that the Yankees have put Brett Gardner on the DL and called up righty reliever Cody Eppley to take his place on the active roster.

Gardner was a late scratch for tonight's game due to what was called right elbow stiffness, but a move made this quickly certainly suggests something worse.  Gardner had a great night last night, but could have hurt himself making that sliding catch in the 6th.

Little surprised to see Eppley get the call over better players.  Methinks it's Joe planning for a war of bullpen attrition against Bahhston this weekend, and that somebody like Dewayne Wise or C-Dick will get the call-up afterwards to replace the lineup depth.  More on this story to come as details become available.

** UPDATE- 4/19, 7:38 AM- Sweeny Murti reporting that Gardner has a bone bruise and a strain of the right elbow and confirmed that the injury was sustained when Gardner made the diving/sliding catch on Tuesday night. **

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