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Yankees: Brett Gardner’s farewell tour continues to hurt roster after latest move

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 20: Greg Allen #22 (R) and Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees celebrate in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium on July 20, 2021 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Silly us. We truly thought for a quick second there that the New York Yankees and manager Aaron Boone would come to their senses and start using Brett Gardner off the bench more.

Greg Allen had gotten the call from Triple-A a few weeks ago and immediately provided a spark with his lefty bat, speed on the base paths, and reliable defense in center field.