Report: Brett Gardner Files Restraining Order Against Fan

Yankees Banned Woman From Spring Training Site

Alec Gearty
February 17, 2020 - 5:55 pm
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Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner has reportedly filed for a restraining order against an obsessed fan. 

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Last Thursday, a lawyer — representing the Yankees outfieler — filed an order of protection for Gardner and his family against Gina Devasahayam, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.

Devasahayam has allegedly referred herself as Gardner's "future wife." She also claimed the Yankees outfielder, who is already married, sent her variety of "signals" from the field, per the report.

“You know, when he plays, he signals,” Devasahayam told Kuty. “They have their own signals, first of all, for pitch type and all that. ... And then there’s another thing called romantically and sexually signaling toward me. That is how our relationship has progressed because he has started sexually signaling toward me.”

In Aug. 2019, she reportedly snuck into Camden Yards' visiting clubhouse to catch a glimpse of Gardner before security intervened in the manner. Devasahayam, a biotech entrepreneur, was ejected from attending the Yankees' next game, according to the Bronx Justice News' Eric Klein.

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Gardner and Devasahayam have also never met before, per the report.  

The Yankees became the subject of a lawsuit brought forward by Devasahayam, claiming the organization kicked her out of Yankee Stadium in October. New York is  hopeful Devasahayam would be banned from attending its games as well as each MLB stadium. 

According to NJ.com, Devasahayam's lawsuit states, "I request the Court to grant me access to the Stadium in accordance with MLB fan policy and also in accordance with ‘Significant other’ of MLB player Brett Gardner. I am a Yankees fan and also the future wife of Brett Gardner."

Kuty reports the Yankees have already taken the precautionary steps to protect Gardner, banning the obsessed fan from their spring training facility in Florida. Gardner and the rest of the position players reported to spring training on Feb. 17, with full-squad workouts set to begin on Feb. 18. 

Gardner is set to return for his 13th season in pinstripes. Last season, Gardner batted .251 with a career-high 74 RBIs in 141 games. He signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal in December. 

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