With Alex Rodriguez in the DH spot, Girardi slotted Andruw Jones in left field against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson. Girardi plans to play Gardner against some lefties this year, but through seven games, he had started against only the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen.
"Gardy was pretty sick last night," Girardi said. "It kind of made my decision on what I was going to do easy today. He'll be available."