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Gardner played with wrist injury the entire season

From the Lohud blog, new hitting coach Alan Cockrell states that Brett Gardner played the entire 2015 season with a wrist injury.

Gardner’s offense began to significantly decline after the All-Star break. He was still getting on base at a pretty decent clip through the end of July, but Gardner hit just .203/.288/.290 from August 1 through the end of the year. Why would a hit by pitch in April cause a massive second-half decline? Cockrell said Gardner got injections to deal with the issue, but eventually he wasn’t allowed to get any more.

“I know he was getting some cortisone and some things like that to try to help him, and they did,” Cockrell said. “They helped him in spurts, but you can only get three of those in a year.”

That wrist injury, along with lingering trouble with Jacoby Ellsbury’s knee, might have been a factor in the Yankees’ struggles at the top of the order.

“It’s tough to hit if you don’t have legs,” Cockrell said. “And it’s tough to hit if you don’t have your hands. … I think it probably was a bigger thing than either of those guys let on.”

Also, the Yanks have let minor leaguer Kyle Roller go. Andrew Bailey is gone as a free agent. Chris Martin was released to go to a Japanese team.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB beat LV 7-2. Kyle Haines (6) and Chris Martin (2) combined for eight shutout innings. 1B Kyle Roller with a triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Austin Romine 3 hits, 2 rbi. C Gary Sanchez on the DL with a hamstring injury. RF/3B Jose Pirela 3 hits,RBI. Rehabbing LF Dustin Ackley 2 hits. Two others with two hits each.

AA:   Trenton lost 3-2. Jaron Long the hard-luck losing pitcher. 3B Cito Culver two hits.

High A: Tampa won 9-3. Jordan Montgomery six no-hit shutout innings, 8 K. RF Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew) single,double, HR, 3 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 for 2, solo HR, 2 walks. INF Abital Avelino 2 hits, 35th SB. CF Dustin Fowler 4 rbi.

A: Charleston lost 5-4. SS Angel Aguilar 2 h, double, Hr, 2 Rbi. 2h, rbi for 1B Isaias Tejeda. Two others with two hits each.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Aaron Judge (.233 at AAA) will NOT be a September callup.

AAA: SWB split a DH vs. LV.

Game 1: 5-0 win. Chaz Hebert 7 IP, 6-hit shutout. No walks, 4 K. LF Slade Heathcott 2 h, 2 rbi.  DH Dustin Ackley, first game of rehab, double, rbi. Three others with two hits each.

Game 2: Lost 6-1. Three of the runs were unearned. 1B Kyle Roller two doubles, rbi. Cole Figueroa two errors.

SWB Leads their division and is postseason bound.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. 3B Cito Culver 2 rbi. C Francisco Arcia 3 h, rbi. Four others with two hits each.

High A: Tampa won 6-3. DH Mike Ford solo HR. SS Jorge Mateo 82nd SB (A/A+) but two errors. RF Mike O’Neill 2 h, rbi. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 rbi.

A: Charleston 10-7 win. 2 h, HR, 2 RBI LF Joey Falcone. 2 H, 5 RBI C Radley Haddad. 2 h, 2 RBI SS Angel Aguilar. 3 hits, CF Devyn Bolasky. Two others two hits each.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-3 in 10. DH Kyle Roller 2 for 2, rbi. 3 hits for infielder Jose Pirela.

AA: Trenton lost 5-3. Solo HR DH Rob Segedin. Solo HR SS Tyler Wade.

High A: Tampa off.

A: Charleston lost 3-2. Two hits for CF Devyn Bolasky.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (72-55) won 11-5. 2B Rob Refsnyder 2 h, 3 rbi. DH Gary Sanchez a 3-run HR. RF Aaron Judge 3 for 3, double, solo HR. C Austin Romine 3 h, 2 rbi. 1B Kyle Roller and SS Gregorio Petit  two hits each.

AA: Trenton (65-60) won 8-2. Cale Coshow 5 1/3 scoreless IP. 1B Dante Bichette, Jr. triple, 3 rbi. 2B Tony Renda 2 h, 2 rbi. RF Mark Payton 3 hits. C Francisco Arcia 2 h, HR, 2 RBI. DH Rob Segedin two hits.

A+: Tampa (61-65) won 4-1. Chaz Hebert 1 R, 8 K in 6 IP. Jorge Mateo 79th SB (A/A+ combined) of the season. 3B Miguel Andujar HR, 2 rbi. 2B Abiatal Avelino 3 for 3, 2 doubles. DH Dustin Fowler and LF Ericson Leonora each had 2 h, rbi.

A: Charleston (59-66) won 10-5. CF Devyn Bolasky 3 h, 2 rbi. C Hadley Raddad HR, 3 rbi. RF Austin Aune HR, 2 rbi.

The Minors. Pineda’s rehab.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Don’t know if I mentioned that the Yanks DFA’d Danny Burawa recently.

AAA: SWB lost 3-2 in 12. Nick Rumbelow, Johnny Barbato and Nick Goody combined for 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. SWB was 0 for 11 w/RISP. 1B Kyle Roller with 3 hits, four others with two each.

AA: Trenton lost 2-0, getting only four hits in the process. Michael Pineda started, 3 IP, 2R, 4 H, 0 walks and 0 K. LF Danny Oh 2 hits.

High A: Tampa won 8-1. Jordan Montgomery 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 walk, 9 K. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 h, 2 RBI. 1B Mike Ford 2 RBI. SS Jorge Mateo, CF Dustin Fowler and RF Mike O’Neill each with 2 h, rbi.

A: Charleston won 6-2. 2B Vicente Conde 3 doubles. DH Billy Fleming 3 h, 2 rbi. RF Austin Aune 3 h, rbi.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: Aaron Judge has been out a week with what is described as a day-to-day issue. SWB won 9-3. Luis Severino improved his AAA record to 6-0, 2.11, even though he gave up 3 runs in 5 IP. He most likely was a bit rusty from the break and having a start skipped because he became a new daddy. Overall, (AA/AAA) the 21-year-old is 8-2, 2.60 in 18 starts this year. DH Ramon Flores, 1B  Kyle Roller and SS Gregorio Petit all drove in two runs. Each of the top four guys in the lineup (CF Ben Gamel, LF Jose Pirela, Flores and 2B Rob Refsnyder) had two hits each.

AA:  Trenton lost 2-1 in 17 innings. Outfielders Taylor Dugas (the losing pitcher) and Danny Oh had to pitch.

High A: Tampa ppd.

A: Charleston won 8-7. LF Griffin Gordon 2 h, 2 rbi. SB #67 SS Jorge Mateo.