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Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees’ lineup after missing five games because of soreness in his right knee.

The left fielder was the leadoff hitter for Friday night’s game at Tampa Bay.

”He’s been anxious to get back the last couple of days Vikings Authentic Jerseys ,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ”Kind of our igniter, our heartbeat to a degree.”

The Yankees also got good news regarding right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who went on the 10-day disabled list June 9 with a strain in both his right and left hamstrings.

Tanaka did long toss and threw at 60 feet on level ground Friday, and is set for his first bullpen session Sunday. If things go well, Tanaka would have another mound session Tuesday at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa and take part in a simulated game later in the week.

”Another step along the way Patriots Authentic Jerseys ,” Boone said. ”He’s progressing well.”

Gardner entered Friday hitting .258 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 59 games.

Giancarlo Stanton started in right field with Aaron Judge as the designated hitter.

Jacoby Ellsbury, out all season with a number of injuries including an oblique strain and sore back, still has not resumed baseball activities. The Yankees haven’t completely ruled out Ellsbury playing this season but Boone had ”no clue” when the outfielder might be back.

”We’re trying to get him to the point to where he’s back doing his baseball activities,” Boone said. ”He still to clear some hurdles.”



The Colorado Rockies have sent opening-day starter Jon Gray down to the minors Saints Authentic Jerseys , optioning the right-hander to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Gray was 7-7 with a 5.77 ERA over 17 starts this season, but has particularly struggled since May 13 while posting a 7.25 ERA in his last nine outings. The Rockies replaced him on the roster Saturday with outfielder Raimel Tapia, who was batting .308 with 10 home runs and 48 RBIs at Albuquerque.

Gray appeared to turn things around June 22, when he gave up one run over seven innings in a victory over the Miami Marlins, but followed that by giving up five runs and seven hits over four innings in a loss at San Francisco on Thursday.

At the start of play Saturday Giants Authentic Jerseys , Gray was fourth in the National League with 119 strikeouts.

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