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.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.