Gardner and D-Rob closer to return

Two of the more unsung heroes have been on the disabled list for weeks and the Yankees are closer to getting both of them back.

Brett Gardner, out with a strained elbow, is closest at this point. He has been working on hitting drills and the Yankees now have to figure out how many rehab games they want him in before bringing him back to the Bronx. He could be back this weekend against the Mets or at the latest a week from today against the Braves.

Gardner had rehabbed at one point already, playing in three Triple-A games. However, that’s when he suffered a setback and has been on the DL for a few extra weeks since. The Yankees have been very careful with him since, but it seems likely that he’ll be back within seven days.

David Robertson, out with a strained oblique, is getting close too. He’s already thrown multiple bullpen sessions and although they haven’t discussed when or if he might rehab, that conversation can’t be too far away. D-Rob probably has a similar return time as Gardner with maybe an extra half-week to week.

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One Response to Gardner and D-Rob closer to return

  1. Bronx_Knight says:

    I think I'll say a prayer for these guys' health today. Can't have 'em back soon enough.