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Yankees Lose Mike Gardner In Rule 5 Draft

Gardner is a sleeper for the Yankees

The New York Yankees selected RHP Michael Gardner in the 13th round of the 2003 MLB Draft out of Miami University (Ohio). Known more for his checkered injury history and his gimmicky two-arm slot than his solid numbers over the years, he continued to have success in Trenton this past season after moving to the one-arm slot and finally proving to everybody he could stay healthy.

Vital Statistics: Name: Michael Gardner Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: May 23, 1981 Height: 6'0" Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I was happy with the end result obviously as far as a team standpoint, winning the championship," Gardner said of his 2007 season. "For me personally, I was pleased. I had a little rough stretch there for about three weeks or so where I got down on myself...

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