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Brett Gardner needs elbow surgery

Updated: July 20, 2012, 9:57 AM ET
By Jeff Fletcher | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will undergo arthroscopic surgery on inflamed tissue in his right elbow, most likely ending his season.

The Yankees announced their plan for the speedy left fielder before Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The surgery will be performed next week by Dr. Christopher Ahmad.

Gardner has not played since April 17, when he suffered what was described as a bone bruise after attempting a diving catch against the ...

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