Dec 15 4:35p
According to team president Randy Levine, the Yankees have "absolutely no intention" of trading Gardner this offseason, ESPN New York reports.
As it currently stands, the Yankees fully expect Gardner to be in their Opening Day lineup. There had been previous speculation that the team would attempt to deal Gardner after acquiring outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury via free agency, but this report suggests the team plans on having the two bat next to each other in the lineup. Levine also expressed excitement about their defensive potential in the interview, suggesting that one would play center while the other will play in left. Regardless of where he ends up, Gardner's ability to rack up hits, runs and stolen bases will surely be appreciated by fantasy owners in 2014.