The New York Yankees and free agent outfielder Brett Gardner are talking about a contract extension, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network.

Garner is the longest-tenured Yankee and had career-highs in home runs (28) and OPS (.829) last season. He was a free agent last winter but returned to the Yanks on a one-year, $7.5 million deal and played a bigger role than expected after several injuries to the Yankees' starters. 

The 36-year-old began his career in the Bronx back in 2008 and was named an All-Star in 2015. Gardner also has a Gold Glove (2016) and a World Series title (2009) with the franchise. 

Gardner was drafted in the third round of the 2005 MLB Draft.