By Patrick ReadÂ
Brett Gardner was officially named the Yankee centerfielder last year after ripping the cover off of the ball in Spring Trainingâ€”hitting .385 with three HRsâ€”he edged out Melky Cabrera, especially in the category of speed.
Of Gardner, Joe Girardi said, "What happens April 6 doesn't necessarily mean that's what's going to be on June 1. Players still have to perform, but right now, we think Gardy has a little bit of an edge."
Bleacher Report - New York Yankees