However, manager Joe Girardi and his trusty binder told reporters Gardner’s campaign might not be just over. Apparently, they are considering bringing back the 29-year-old strictly as a pinch-runner. “We need to get him on the field in some spikes in some situations that he might be put in before we can decide if he’s ready to go.” said the Yankee skipper.
I get the need for speed on the base paths. In fact, the Yankee leader in steals this year is Alex Rodriguez. Yes, the same guy who has missed 39 games due to injuries this year leads the squad in stolen bases, barely breaking double digits.