Monday, March 30, 2009

Brett Gardner named Yankees starting CF

Bill Madden of the NY Daily News might have wrote about New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter eventually making the transition from shortstop to centerfield to make way for prospect Ramiro Pena. However, 2009 starting centerfielder was named yesterday.

The New York Yankees named Brett Gardner as their starting centerfielder. He beat out Melky Cabrera, who will remain on the regular-season roster in a reserve role.

"Right now I think Gardie has a little bit of the edge," Girardi said after the Yankees beat the Pirates 9-8. "He brings a little more speed to the lineup."

He was hitting .385 this spring with five stolen bases in 22 games. Last year, he was 13 of 14 on his stolen base attempts.

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