While a new contract was offered Friday morning, nothing seems imminent between the two sides.
The 36-year-old has spent his entire big-league career with the Yankees since being a third-round draft pick of the club in 2005 and breaking into the majors as a rookie in 2008.
Despite entering the 2019 season as the team's presumptive fourth outfielder behind Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Hicks, Gardner wound up playing the most games of any Yankees outfielder. Over 141 games, the veteran hit .251/.325/.503 with 28 home runs and 10 stolen bases.
Gardner was also bound for free agency last winter after the Yankees declined a $12.5-million club option to retain him. The two sides ended up coming to terms on a one-year, $7.5-million deal.