Yankees Have No Intentions Of Trading Gardner

An article by posted on December 15, 2013

brett gardnerThe Yankees have “absolutely no intention” of trading Brett Gardner to clear room in center field for Jacoby Ellsbury or to fill a need elsewhere, according to team president Randy Levine.

Appearing Sunday morning on ESPN Radio’s “The Ian O’Connor Show,” Levine declined to comment on reports the Yankees rejected a Gardner-for-Brandon Phillips trade offer from Cincinnati but did say he fully expected Gardner to be in the Opening Day lineup.

“One will play left, one will play center, and it’s a tremendous defensive situation. So no there’s absolutely no intention to move Brett Gardner. We get inquiries about every single one of our players all the time, [GM Brian Cashman] listens, but there’s no attempt here to trade or move Brett Gardner.”

Last week, there were a few rumors circulating about a proposed Daniel Murphy for Gardner swap. But it was mostly non mainstream speculation with no factual basis.

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