Still, the Yankees would prefer to be cautious, as Gardner said the hand is slightly swollen. He left Tropicana Field wearing an ice wrap.
"It's the same hand I broke in Double-A ball [in 2007]," Gardner said. "It's not too bad, so I'm not too worried about it."
New York lost infielder Jayson Nix to a left hand fracture after he was hit by an 80-mph R.A. Dickey pitch on Wednesday. The Yankees' Curtis Granderson and Francisco Cervelli have also been sent to the disabled list this year with broken hands.
"You're worried about it," manager Joe Girardi said. "Any time you get hit in the hand, we haven't had too good of luck with that this year. You're concerned."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.