Washington DC By Patrick Read Brett Gardner was officially named the Yankee centerfielder last year after ripping the cover off of the ball in Spring Training—hitting .385 with three HRs—he edged out Melky Cabrera, especially in the category of speed. Of Gardner, Joe Girardi said, "What happens April 6 doesn't necessarily mean that's what's going to be on June 1. Players still have to perform, but right now, we think Gardy has a little bit of an edge." And he kept that edge over Cabrera. Hitting .275 through July 25, Gardner became the everyday centerfielder for the Yankees until he broke his thumb while stealing second base against the A’s on July 26. He stayed in the game and still went onto rob Rajai Davis of a blooper by snaring the ball in ...
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