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Brett Gardner takes batting practice

Yankees' outfielder Brett Gardner at spring training in

Yankees' outfielder Brett Gardner at spring training in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Brett Gardner, who saw his first action since April as a late-inning defensive replacement Wednesday, took batting practice with the team before Thursday night’s game. But Joe Girardi isn’t ready to declare the outfielder a player with no restrictions. “I don’t think we’ll know until we go through a few days,” he said. 

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