Gardner and Solarte sit on Sunday

April, 27, 2014
Apr 27
NEW YORK -- After taking a fastball off his foot on Saturday, New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup for Sunday night's game.

"He's sore from yesterday, getting hit," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Gardner had an X-ray on Saturday, which was negative.

Girardi was unsure if Gardner will be available to pinch hit, or as a defensive replacement. The manager said Gardner would go through pregame drills to determine if he could play at all.

In Gardner's place, Ichiro Suzuki is in left field and batting ninth.

Solarte scratched: Girardi scratched Yangervis Solarte a little more than an hour before first pitch.

Solarte has a sore right shoulder. Brian Roberts will start at second base instead and bat eighth.

Jeter in: With a day game on Saturday after a night game on Friday, Girardi could have given Derek Jeter a rest on one of those days. However, with two lefties on the mound for the Angels and not a lot of options with Dean Anna not around anymore, Girardi played Jeter in both games.

Jeter is in the lineup again Sunday versus righty Garrett Richards.

Ryan rehab: Brendan Ryan was scheduled to start his rehab assignment in Tampa on Sunday. Girardi did not know how Ryan fared. The backup shortstop has missed the entire season thus far with a spine injury.

Pineda update: Michael Pineda will pitch in a simulated game on Tuesday to stay sharp during his 10-game suspension. He will throw a bullpen session on Sunday. He is eligible to return on Monday, May 5, in Los Angeles against the Angels.

Claiborne called up: The Yankees re-called Preston Claiborne on Sunday after putting Bruce Billings on the disabled list with a sore forearm.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »



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