Brett Gardner Daily Update: March 10, 2010

Perry ArnoldSenior Analyst IMarch 10, 2010

TAMPA, FL - MARCH 3: Outfielder Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 3, 2010 at the George M. Steinbrenner  Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Brett Gardner did not start in center field for the New York Yankees today as they played the Detroit Tigers in a Spring Training game.

Curtis Granderson started in center field for the Yankees and got two hits against his old team.

Gardner started in left field. Gardner raised his spring batting average to .143 when he got one hit in two times at bat. Gardner also worked a base on balls and scored two runs.

Gardner also grounded into a double play and left a runner on base.

Other outfielders competing for a job saw action in this game. Marcus Thames, who signed a minor league contract with the Yankees started in right field and was 0-3 at the plate.

Jamie Hoffman, acquired as a Rule V Draft choice in the offseason subbed for Thames and had one hit in two times at bat. His one hit was a double.

Greg Golson replaced Granderson in center and Golson hit a home run.

David Winfree replaced Gardner in left and went 2-2 with one RBI.