Yankees Brett Gardner might have x-rays

New York Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner might have x-rays on his right hand after being hit by a pitch during Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Gardner was hit in the third inning of the Yankees 7-2 loss. His hand was very red but wasn’t swollen that much and he stayed in the game, according to The Sports Xchange. He may sit out Saturday’s game. If he does have the x-rays, it would be done as a precautionary measure.

Gardner isn’t that concerned about his hand.

“It’s not that bad” he said, The Sports Xchange notes. “So I’m not too worried about it.”

This isn’t the first time that Gardner has had a hand injury. In 2007, he broke his right hand while playing in Double-A Trenton, according to SB Nation. Gardner is just the latest Yankee to have a hand injury this year. Jayson Nix has a fractured hand after being hit by a pitch, and Francisco Cervelli and Curtis Granderson have had broken hands.

The Yankees are in fourth place in the AL East, six games out of first. They are 3.5 games out of the second wild card spot. Gardner is batting .269 with a .337 on-base percentage, has eight home runs, 43 RBIs and 22 stolen bases.

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