Brett Gardner has cleared waivers and remains eligible to be traded to any team.
It is highly doubtful that the Yankees would trade Gardner, who is in the midst of a very solid season. He has a very real shot at finishing with over 20 homers and 20 steals and should vault up draft boards next spring.ANALYST: David Kerr
Yankees grant RHP Scott Baker his unconditional release.
Baker was enjoying a serviceable career when he was with the Twins, but Tommy John surgery in 2012 derailed his career. He has yet to return to that form he exhibited when he was a starter in Minnesota and the Yankees have released the 33-year old. Baker could get signed by a team who believes that they can jump start his spiraling career. Analysis: Colby Conway