Yankees activate Brett Gardner

Updated: September 26, 2012, 9:40 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- After playing just the first nine games of the 2012 season, Brett Gardner was back with the New York Yankees in time for their last nine games.

Gardner, who went on the disabled list on April 18 with a right elbow strain that eventually required surgery to remove a bone spur, was activated before Tuesday night's game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Gardner, however, did not play in the Yankees' 5-4 loss.

"We feel that Gardy can help us on the basepaths," ...

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