Gardner has bruised wrist, is day to day

Updated: June 29, 2010, 3:17 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand |

NEW YORK -- X-rays on New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner's right wrist came back negative on Monday, and the Yankees say he is day to day.

Gardner was examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Ahmad said that Gardner has a contusion of his right wrist.

Gardner hurt the wrist on Sunday night. Leading off the third inning, the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw nailed Gardner with a 91-mph fastball. Gardner stayed in the game to run, but was removed to start the fourth inning. He reported tightness and swelling afterward, but was optimistic that nothing was broken.

Gardner has been excellent all season long for the Yankees. Besides playing a strong left field, he his hitting .321 and has a team-high 24 stolen bases.

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