Brett Gardner, who has been dealing with an injured wrist that needed a cortisone shot last week, is back in the lineup tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. RHP Romulo Sanchez will also joined the team in the bullpen.
Gardner is not likely 100 percent, but with no damage, just inflammation, in his wrist he can play without making things worse as long as there is no pain. And he’s probably pain free thanks to that shot. A cortisone shot doesn’t necessarily make anything better, but it does dull the pain.
Sanchez, 26, hasn’t been called up until today because he’s been on the DL with an arm injury. He had a brief stint, real brief, just one appearance, with the Yankees on May 9th. He tossed 3.2 scoreless innings and then was sent back down to the minors.
Nick Swisher is still not back in the lineup. He was seen running the bases earlier today, but the Yankees are probably trying to be very cautious with him.