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Expectations for Yanks' Gardner, Pettitte

Updated: May 9, 2012, 5:29 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Two important members of the New York Yankees will be back in the majors this week, and it's a wise time to acquire them in fantasy leagues. Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner has been out of action since April 17 because of an elbow injury, and while his return has been a bit delayed with soreness, he reported no issues in Tuesday's game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, as he singled twice in three at-bats. There are rumors he could actually be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday night, when the Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on ESPN.

Meanwhile, the Yankees announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Pettitte, who struggled a bit in his Triple-A start earlier this week and last pitched in the big leagues in 2010, will make his season debut Sunday at home against the Seattle Mariners.

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