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Gardner undergoes surgery on right elbow

SEATTLE -- Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, removing inflamed tissue and a bone spur.

Team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad performed the procedure in New York, which will likely end Gardner's season.

"Everything went well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We'll get a chance to see him when we get back [to New York] and get a better idea what we're looking at."

Gardner was limited to just nine games this season, injuring his elbow while making a diving catch against the Twins on April 17 at Yankee Stadium.

The 28-year-old suffered three setbacks on Minor League rehabilitation assignments before having the surgery. Gardner is expected to be ready for Spring Training next season.

SEATTLE -- Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, removing inflamed tissue and a bone spur.

Team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad performed the procedure in New York, which will likely end Gardner's season.

"Everything went well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We'll get a chance to see him when we get back [to New York] and get a better idea what we're looking at."

Gardner was limited to just nine games this season, injuring his elbow while making a diving catch against the Twins on April 17 at Yankee Stadium.

The 28-year-old suffered three setbacks on Minor League rehabilitation assignments before having the surgery. Gardner is expected to be ready for Spring Training next season.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.