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Traditional baseball observers and proponents of new-age statistical analysis had to agree that Brett Gardner played Gold Glove-worthy defense last year.

The Yankees left fielder isn’t so sure.

“I really wasn’t completely pleased with my defense last year,” Gardner said on a recent morning at Steinbrenner Field. “I made some mistakes that I don’t normally make and I look forward to having a better year all around.”

“If I woke up this morning and you put me in center field, I’d be more comfortable than if I woke up and went to left field. It’s just the way it is. I’m sure it’d be the same way with Curtis,” said Gardner, referencing center fielder Curtis Granderson.

Does he not want to allow ANY hits to LF?