Brett Gardner undergoes abdominal surgery

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Brett Gardner played most of September with an abdominal injury, hitting just .167 in 19 games, and the Yankees left fielder revealed during a radio interview that he underwent “core muscle” surgery last month.

It’s said to be a minor procedure, so there’s currently no worry that Gardner will be behind come spring training.

At the time there was some fear that he had a hernia, but it was later diagnosed as an abdominal strain. He hit .283 with an .816 OPS through the end of July, but then hit .193 during the final two months.