Brett Gardner is headed for the Bronx. The fleet-footed OF was called up by the Yanks yesterday.
It's possible that with Hmat out and Damon old, they just want to have another OF option.
As Gardner is NOT coming up to sit, however it is far more likely that the Yanks are giving him a look to see if he can handle major league pitching before making a deal involving Melky.
There may have been talks started, or Cashman is just anticipating the market. Either way, I think the timing of Gardner's call-up is a sign that Melky's days in pinstripes may be numbered.