On Friday, New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and infielder DJ LeMahieu reappeared for the team after missing time due to injuries. Gardner was briefly on the IL with knee inflammation, while LeMahieu was dealing with a groin strain but never went to the IL.
Both have had an impact on the team, but LeMahieu’s has been obviously more significant. Gardner has just been very inconsistent.
To make room on the roster for Gardner, Tyler Wade was sent back to AAA. JA Happ was also placed on the paternity list, and Stephen Tarpley will fill his spot until Happ’s scheduled start on Sunday.
The Yankees took the first game of four from the Red Sox prior to the doubleheader on Saturday. The Yankees have won their second in a row as Boston has lot their last five.