Full name is Bronson Kiheimahanaomauiakeo Sardinha...graduated from Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2001...has two older brothers currently playing professional baseball: Dane, a catcher in the Detroit Tigers' minor-league system, and Duke, and infielder who played for the Colorado Rockies'
Double-A affiliate in 2005.2007Batted .333 (3-for-9) with 6R, 2RBI, 2BB and 1SF in 10 games with the Yankees in 2007...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/9...made his Major League debut on 9/15 at Boston, entering the game in RF in the eighth and going 0-for-1...Entered game as a pinch runner in 9/16 win at Boston, scoring his first Major League run...Made his first Major League start (RF) and went 1-for-3, collecting his first Major League hit in 9/27 win at Tampa Bay, a sixth-inning single off Scott Kazmir...along with INF Alberto Gonzalez, became the first Yankees to record their first career hits in the same game since 10/4/80 (G2) vs. Detroit (Ted Wilborn and Roger Holt)..Was 1-for-3 with 1R, 1BB and his first Major League RBI in a 9/30 win at Baltimore, starting in left field...Combined to hit .250 (112-for-448) with 63R, 26 doubles, 6 triples, 15HR, 74RBI and 13SB in 124 games with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2007...appeared in 109 games in right field, eight in left field, four at DH and one in center field...Was 5-for-10 (.500) with 1 double and 11RBI with the bases loaded combined with Trenton and Scranton/WB in 2007...Began the season with Scranton/WB...in 109 games, batted .222 (86-for-388) with 21 doubles, 11HR, 56RBI and 10SB...Homered in back-to-back games on 4/29-30 at Columbus...also homered in consecutive games 8/14-15 vs. Syracuse...Was transferred to Trenton on 7/12...in 15 games, batted .429 (24-for-56) with 4HR and 18RBI...hit safely in 13 games including a season-high nine straight from 7/28-8/6...Finished a double shy of the cycle in his first game with Trenton on 7/12 vs. New Hampshire, going 3-for-3 with 1 triple, 1HR and 4RBI...Was placed on the 7-day D.L. from 7/17-28 with a right abdominal strain...Recorded a season-high 4 hits on 8/4 vs. Bowie, going 4-for-5 with 3RBI...Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 8/8...In four postseason games with Scranton/WB, batted .286 (4-for-14) with 3R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 2RBI and 4BB...Batted .324 (11-for-34) in 19 games in spring training with 1 double, 1HR and 7RBI...was optioned to Scranton/WB on 3/24...Is the younger brother of C Dane Sardinha of the Triple-A Toledo Mudhens (Detroit)...Was selected by the Yankees in the first round (31st selection) of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft...was one of six native Hawaiians on a Major League 40-man roster at the beginning of the 2007 season.2006Split time between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Columbus, combining to hit .266 (138-for-519) with six triples, a minor-league career-high 16 HR and 67 RBI in 138 games...began the season with Trenton, hitting .254 (85-for-334) with 10HR
and 40RBI in 86 games (63 starts in right field)...hit .296 (24-for-82) with runners in
scoring position and .297 (47-for-158) with runners on base...in 32 games in May,
hit .326 (43-for-132) with 7HR and 20RBI...hit two home runs in a game-for the second time in his minor-league career-on 5/28 vs. Binghamton, going 2-for-3 with 3RBI...went 5-for-7 with 2R, 1 double and 2RBI on 7/2 at Portland...Was promoted to Columbus on 7/13 and played in 52 games to conclude the season, batting .286 (53-for-185) with five triples, 6HR and 27RBI...made 48 starts in right field, three in center field...had seven multi-hit games in an eight-game span from
7/23-30...hit in a season-high nine-straight games from 7/23-31, batting .485 (16-for-33) with 3HR and 9RBI...during that same nine-game stretch, homered in three straight games (7/23-25)...went 2-for-2 with two triples and two runs scored on 8/22 vs. Toledo...the following day, drove in the game-winning run against older brother Dane's Louisville Bats.2005Moved back to the outfield for a second time in his career and played in 133 games while batting .258 (130-for-503) with 30 doubles, 12 HR and 68 RBI for Double-A Trenton...established minor-league career highs in doubles (30) and RBI...played in 119 games in right field, nine at designated hitter, and four in center field...had
32 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit games: 5/22 vs. Harrisburg (4-for-5),
and 8/21 at Binghamton (4-for-6 with 4RBI)...Hit .314 (33-for-105) with 18RBI in August (28G)...during the week of 8/21-27, hit .414
(12-for-29) with 10 runs scored and 9RBI...played for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall
League, batting .344 (33-for-96) with 3HR and 15RBI in a team-high 25 games...while
with Grand Canyon, hit .429 (9-for-21) with runners in scoring position.2004Split time between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton while making the switch back to the infield...combined to hit .290 (149-for-514) with 8 HR and 62 RBI in 135 games (118 games at third base)...had 42 multi-hit games between his two
stops...began his second straight season with Single-A Tampa, hitting .315 (78-for-248) with 2HR and 33 RBI in 63 games (61 starts at third base)...was selected to play in the Florida State League All-Star Game on 6/12...Reached base safely in league-high 46 consecutive games from 4/9-5/29...hit .348 (39-for-112) at home...hit .372 (29-for-78) in the month of April which included a minor-league career-high 19-game hitting streak from 4/9-30...hit .392 (29-for-74)
over the stretch with 14R and 14RBI...went on to hit in 27 of 28 games from 4/9-5/8...was transferred to Trenton on 6/21, marking his first stint at the Double-A level...in 72 games to close out the season, hit .267 (71-for-266) with 6HR and 29RBI with the Thunder...played in 57 games at third base, 15 at designated hitter.2003Combined to hit .239 (115-for-481) with 9HR and 58RBI in 134 games with the Yankees two Single-A affiliates (Tampa and Battle Creek)...began the season with Tampa in the Florida State League, hitting .193 (41-for-212) in 59 games (58 starts in center field)...was transferred to Battle Creek on 6/7 and finished the season there, hitting .275 (74-for-269) with 8HR and 41RBI in 71 games while playing all three outfield positions...hit
.317 (40-for-126) at home...hit in a season-high 14-straight games from 7/21-8/4, batting .411 (23-for-56) with 15R, 2HR and 6RBI during the streak...drove in 13 runs in a three-game stretch from 8/12-14 vs. West Michigan...drove in a minor-league career-high six runs on 8/13 vs. West Michigan, going 2-for-3 with 1 double...collected 25 RBI in the month of August for Battle Creek (in 98 AB) after driving in 33 runs over the first four months of the season (383 AB).2002Began the season with Single-A Greensboro, hitting .263 (90-for-342) with 12HR, 44RBI and a minor-league career-high 15SB in 93 games...after spending the first year-and-a-half of his professional career at shortstop, made the transition to the outfield on 7/7 at Delmarva...was transferred to Single-A Staten Island on 7/26 and helped lead the team to the NY-Penn League championship, batting a minor-league career high .323 (40-for-124) with a .486 slugging percentage in 36 games...made 25 starts in left field and five in center field...in his first game with Staten Island on 7/26 at Brooklyn, went 4-for-4...hit in a season-high 10-straight games from 8/3-12, batting .353 (12-for-34)...was ranked as one of the Yankees' Top-10 Prospects by Baseball America following the season.2001Was named to the Gulf Coast League All-Star Team in his first professional season, hitting .303 (57-for-188) with 4HR and 27RBI in 55 games for the GCL Yankees...led the league in runs scored (42), ranked third in extra-base hits (21), ranked fourth in slugging percentage (.473) and total bases (89), and ranked eighth with his .303 average...hit two home runs and went 2-for-3 with a season-high 5RBI on 7/10 at the GCL Royals.