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Yankees’ Brett Gardner Wins The Overall Heart & Hustle Award

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During the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s 18th Legends for Youth Dinner Tuesday night in Manhattan, New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was presented with the overall Heart & Hustle Award.

Major League Baseball has presented the overall Heart & Hustle Award since 2005. Gardner becomes the first Yankee to win, and fourth outfielder, joining Grady Sizemore, Torii Hunter, and Mike Trout.

Each year, every team presents a Heart & Hustle Award to one of its players; this is the fifth time Gardner’s won in his 10-year career as a Yankee.

“I was taught to play with a lot of passion, and to be recognized this way, voted on by fellow players, it means a lot to me,” Gardner told the media, as reported by MLB.com’s Mark Newman. “I have to give credit to a lot of people. My dad taught me at an early age to play the game the right way. My wife Jessica pushes me every day to be better on and off the field, to be active in the community and give back. I’m thankful that I have a lot of good friends and family who have been with me the whole way.”

Gardner, 34, had a solid season offensively for the Yankees in 2017. He hit .264/.350/.428 with 21 homers, 63 RBIs, and 93 runs scored as the Yanks’ main leadoff hitter. In addition to his home run total, Gardner’s 157 hits and 254 total bases set new career highs.

Of course his team showed some love on the social media machine:

Stay tuned for more coverage of all Major League Baseball awards throughout the week!

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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