Yankees: Brett Gardner was still in uniform, an hour after elimination

More than an hour after Venezuelan Gleyber Torres’ fly-over floated into the right-field extension of Fenway park, representing the end of the 2021 season of the Yankees, Brett Gardner He was still wearing his assigned gray road uniform with “NEW YORK” stitched on the front. – each piece of equipment, without the cleats.

Gardner, the only remaining link to the franchise’s most recent World Series championship in 2009, could never have guessed he would own just the ring a dozen years later.

Now 38, Gardner’s last major league at-bat may have already occurred and, if so, he didn’t feel the urge to participate in what he hoped outside the clubhouse walls.

As Gardner rested inside another quiet October clubhouse, similar to those that preceded it: Houston (2017), Yankee Stadium (’18), Houston again (’19) and San Diego via the Rays (’20) – He expressed his hope to show up for sunny spring training and get back out on the field with his teammates.

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Gardner has a $ 2.3 million player option, which the team can buy if they decide to change the roster, and considering manager Aaron Boone’s comments after Tuesday’s game, in which he said “the league has closed the gap for us.” , the team may already be leaning toward radical changes.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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