NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees really want outfielder Brett Gardner to join reliever Dellin Betances and first baseman Mark Teixeira at the All-Star game.
So much so that they’re willing to look utterly ridiculous for the cause.
Gardner is a final vote candidate for the Midsummer Classic, which will be played in Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Voting will conclude at 4 p.m. on Friday. To vote, click here.
Gardner is eyeing his first All-Star appearance. Entering Thursday’s series finale against the Athletics, the 31-year-old is batting .298 with nine home runs and 39 RBIs. The veteran has hit 21 doubles, stolen 15 bases and posted a .378 on-base percentage.
Even if Gardner isn’t voted in, there’s a chance he could be selected by American League All-Star manager Ned Yost if one or more AL All-Stars are unavailable to play.