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Brett Gardner set for Tampa

Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees looks

Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees looks on from the bench during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (May 10, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Brett Gardner, who has been on the DL since April 18 with a right elbow strain, had five at-bats Tuesday in extended spring games in Tampa and is expected to take BP Wednesday. Joe Girardi said Gardner will play a few games in a row in Tampa, but the manager hesitated when asked if Gardner might return this weekend against the Mets. “It’s possible, but we’ll have to see how he does,” Girardi said.

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