Brett Gardner has been selected to the American League All-Star team, he will be replacing Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals who is out for at least eight weeks due to a groin injury.
Gardner is certainly deserving of an All-Star bid. On the season Gardner is averaging .305 with 10 HR and 40 RBI.
While Gardner is replacing Gordon, he will not be in the starting lineup. Instead Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones will step in the starting lineup due to the fact he received more votes than Gardner.
Gardner will be joining Mark Texeira and Dellin Betances, totaling three Yankees in this year’s game. This is Gardner’s first All-Star appearance.