"[Bunting] doesn't bother me at all. Hopefully it feels good," Gardner said.
Gardner was scheduled to take dry swings and swings off a tee on Saturday. He has been on the disabled list since April 19 and believes he could be activated on May 3, the first day he would be eligible to come off the DL.
"That's the plan," Gardner said. "Today is just Step 1, but hopefully it feels good. We'll see how it goes."