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Gardner out again due to ankle soreness

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NEW YORK -- As the Yankees continue to embrace a youth movement, veteran outfielder Brett Gardner remains sidelined. Gardner, who took a pitch from Chris Archer off his right ankle Friday, was still feeling sore entering Sunday's series finale against the Rays. New York lost, 12-3.

Gardner didn't play Saturday and hadn't taken off the elastic bandage on his ankle Sunday morning. He said he wants to play Monday.

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NEW YORK -- As the Yankees continue to embrace a youth movement, veteran outfielder Brett Gardner remains sidelined. Gardner, who took a pitch from Chris Archer off his right ankle Friday, was still feeling sore entering Sunday's series finale against the Rays. New York lost, 12-3.

Gardner didn't play Saturday and hadn't taken off the elastic bandage on his ankle Sunday morning. He said he wants to play Monday.

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"He's still sore," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "[Going to] let him go through treatment and see if it loosens up."

Gardner went 0-for-3 on Friday. He's hitting .263, but his .352 on-base percentage leads the team.

Joshua Needelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.

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