The Yankees recover an important player

They add another weapon to their arsenal

Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner | AP

Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees lineup after missing five games with right knee soreness.

The left fielder was the leadoff hitter in the posted lineup in the press box for Friday night’s game at Tampa Bay.


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

Giancarlo Stanton was slated to start in right field with Aaron Judge as the designated hitter.