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Yankees Outfielder Brett Gardner Placed on 15-Day Disabled List

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April 19 (Bloomberg) -- New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was placed on the 15-day disabled list after injuring his right arm while making a sliding catch

Gardner, 28, had an MRI yesterday after experiencing soreness in his non-throwing arm, the team said in an e-mailed statement. The left fielder was diagnosed with a bone bruise and elbow strain sustained while making the catch in New York’s 8-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on April 17.

Gardner is hitting .321 in nine Major League Baseball games since signing a one-year deal this offseason worth $2.8 million dollars, according to CBS Sports. Last season he hit .259 with 87 runs scored and 49 stolen bases, tied with Coco Crisp for most in the American League.

New York recalled right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley from its Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre club to replace Gardner on the active roster, according to the statement. The 26-year-old Eppley allowed eight earned runs in nine innings last year for the Texas Rangers.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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