FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Brett Gardner powered out his fourth home run in three games in the Yankees 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

Gardner has been on an absolute tear at the plate in the Yankees three game series with the Rangers, going 8-for-14 with four home runs, two doubles, four RBI and six runs scored. Although he has never been known for his power, Gardner has now increased his slugging percentage in each of his last four seasons, having now recorded double digit home runs for the first time in his career (14 HR). This power surge is not something fantasy owners should grow accustomed to seeing, but with his recent production, he now has a shot at reaching the 20/20 club, making him a must-start fantasy option moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck