Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 2 weeks ago

Ryan was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right thoracic strain, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Ryan's move to the disabled list leaves the Yankees with no backup options in the middle infield for Wednesday's contest. Alex Rodriguez could be in line to fill the role in an emergency situation, but the Yankees used the 25-man roster spot for Wednesday's starter, Ivan Nova, who was activated from the disabled list. Ryan will be able to rejoin the team July 8, but back injuries have a tendency to linger.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

Ryan went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in his season debut Wednesday against the Nationals.

He started at shortstop, ended up shifting to first base, and ultimately was lifted for a pinch-hitter. After missing the first two months and change with a calf injury, he should be in line to see significant time at short, as the Yankees have been looking for answers there all year.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 4 weeks ago

Ryan (calf) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and will bat ninth for the Yankees and play shortstop Wednesday.

Ryan will finally make his first start of the season for the Yankees on Wednesday, pushing Didi Gregorius to the bench and Ramon Flores off the 25-man roster. It's unclear how much playing time he'll see moving forward, but given Gregorius' .232/.288/.304 batting line this season, a strong showing offensively could lead to more starts.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (calf), who is now on a rehab assignment at Triple-A, will be called up when he plays back-to-back games, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

With Didi Gregorius slashing .215/.276/.289, the Yankees could certainly use some new blood in the mix at shortstop. Ryan is a defense-first option, but Gregorius is average defensively so Ryan could still represent an overall upgrade. Ryan is in the lineup for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, so keep tabs on his usage in the coming days to see if a call-up is on tap.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (calf) began a rehab assignment at High-A Tampa on Sunday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.

Ryan has been on the disabled list since the start of the season after suffering a Grade 2 right calf strain. It appears he's just about fully recovered from the injury now, and once he gets in some more action, his activation could soon follow. Ryan would likely fill a utility infield role for the Yankees upon his return.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (calf) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.

The transaction was just a procedural move for the Yankees to free up a 40-man roster spot for reliever Jacob Lindgren, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of Sunday's game against the Rangers. Ryan should begin a rehab assignment in the coming days before potentially returning to the Yankees at some point in June.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (calf) is expected to return to the field to play in a rehab game Wednesday, the NY Post reports.

Ryan has suffered multiple setbacks since landing on the disabled list to start the season, the latest of which had him removed from an extended spring game with heat exhaustion last week. It remains to be seen when he'll be able to go on a rehab assignment or join the big league team, but returning to the field marks a good first step.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Ryan (calf) was removed from an extended spring game Thursday with heat exhaustion, the NY Post reports.

The setback doesn't appear to be anything major, so Ryan should be able to get back on the field without any further complications. The infielder was shutdown in the beginning of May and has been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season, but it still remains to be seen when he'll be able to make his season debut.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Ryan (calf) has been shut down during his rehab after feeling a pull in his hamstring, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Ryan had been approaching the start of a rehab assignment, but that will now be put on hold as he's experienced another setback. He'll be evaluated again in a week, but it's unclear exactly what his role will be with the club when he is ready to go as Jose Pirela is nearing a return from injury and could join Gregorio Petit on the big league roster as utility infield options.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 2 months ago

Ryan (calf) has been playing in extended spring games and could begin a rehab assignment soon, The Westchester Journal News reports.

There's no timetable for exactly when a rehab assignment might begin, but Ryan has been progressing well in Tampa and has been able to both swing and field ground balls. He'll likely need at least a few games during his rehab stint before getting major league ready, but when he does return he could supplant Gregorio Petit and the right-handed utility infielder option.