Gardner was a 13th round pick of New York Yankees in the 2003 MLB Draft. He possesses a 16-20 career record with a 3.36 ERA in 213 games.
The right-hander spent the 2010 season with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association League, and the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League.
Prior to the Patriots and Explorers, the Louisville, KY product spent six years within the Yankees’ farm system.
He reached the Double-A Trenton Thunder, and posted a 3-5 record and a 5.60 ERA in 33 games.
The Miami (OH) University graduate finished his college career with a 7-4 record and a 4.09 ERA.