Swisher and Gardner getting closer to return

With the injuries to Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner, the Yankees outfield hasn’t been pretty whether it is watching Andruw Jones running in slow-motion or Raul Ibanez completely butchering everything that is hit near him.

It won’t be that way for much longer as Nick Swisher has already begun taking batting practice and Brett Gardner is expected to join him today, according to George King of the NY Post.

Swisher, who has been out with a sore hamstring, looks like he’ll return first as he is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday. However, Girardi left open the possibility that may not happen saying instead, “we’ll see how the next couple of days go.”

Gardner, out with a sore elbow, was expected to come off the DL yesterday, but after a setback the Yankees have decided to give him more time. They are still in the wait and see mode with him and expect him to play in at least one minor league rehab game before making his return. A return a week from today seems realistic.

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One Response to Swisher and Gardner getting closer to return

  1. hardfastrules says:

    it will be a big boost to get Swish & Gardy back. what no one has been mentioning is how many pitches the two of them see over the course of a game. replacing them with free-swingers like nuney & jones has had an impact on the entire lineup's ability to work over a starting pitcher…