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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.

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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.

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