X-rays come back negative for Gardner

X-rays come back negative for Gardner

The Yankees can breathe a bit easier when it comes to Brett Gardner.

The outfielder, who was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers after he was hit on the right forearm by a pitch, saw team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Monday and underwent X-rays on his right wrist, the results of which were negative. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion and is day-to-day.

Gardner was batting in the third inning of Sunday night's game at Dodger Stadium against Los Angeles hurler Clayton Kershaw when he was drilled by a 91-mph fastball. Gardner stayed in the game to run the bases, but was removed when the Yankees took the field for the fourth inning.

Rookie Chad Huffman replaced Gardner in left field and hit a key two-run single in the ninth inning of New York's come-from-behind, 8-6 victory.

Gardner said that he hopes to play on Tuesday at home against the Mariners.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.