Coming off an uneven campaign, Gardner still provides quality of toughness, essentially a grind-it-out mentality, to any team. In the process, he can be a productive No. 2 hitter with a great glove in either left or center field.
At 33 years of age, he also brings a veteran presence to the table, with valuable postseason experience. He is the perfect fit for a team looking for outfield help, but not willing to break the bank.