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Yankees OF Gardner to have surgery

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will have arthroscopic surgery next week on his right elbow.

Team doctor Christopher Ahmad will perform the surgery on Gardner, who has been on the disabled list since April 18. Gardner was hitting .321 over nine contests. He likely won't play the rest of this season.

"We probably won't have him the rest of this year, but let's get it cleaned up and get him healthy," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Thursday night's 4-3 loss to the A's. "I wish we would have his speed coming back, but we're going to have to do it without him."

Gardner appeared in 159 games for the Yankees last season, batting .259 with career highs in both home runs (seven) and stolen bases (49) to go along with his 36 RBI and 87 runs scored.

A third-round pick of the Yankees in 2005, Gardner has hit .265 with 15 homers, 137 steals, 125 RBI and 255 runs scored in 468 games.