Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
6 months ago

Ryan cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Three days after being DFA'd, Ryan will had back to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he's hitting .263 with eight RBI and 17 strikeouts in 21 games this season. The veteran failed to make an impact in limited action for the Angels, compiling just one hit in 13 at-bats over 17 games.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
6 months ago

Ryan was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday marks the second time Ryan has been DFA'd by the Angels in the last month. He had his contract selected by the Angels on June 1, but he only had two at-bats in the two weeks worth of games that followed before being DFA'd again Wednesday. He was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the active roster for Andrelton Simmons. Ryan will now be placed on waivers and could rejoin the Angels organization if he goes unclaimed.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
6 months ago

Ryan had his contract selected by the Angels on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan's whirlwind stay with the Angels organization continued Wednesday with him being added back to the major league roster after being DFA'd and outrighted over the last week. He'll take the spot of Cliff Pennington, who was placed on the DL on Wednesday just days after returning from a hamstring injury. Ryan figures to add depth up the middle for the Angels and he can play some third base as well, but he's unlikely to lock down an everyday role.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
6 months ago

Ryan cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was to be expected, as Ryan really had no business being on a 40-man roster to begin with. The veteran infielder went 0-for-11 with the Angels before being designated for assignment last week.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
6 months ago

Ryan was designated for assignment by the Angels after Friday's game, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Cliff Pennington (hamstring) ready to return from the DL, the team went ahead and bumped Ryan, who failed to record a hit in 11 at-bats with the Angels. Now 34 years old, Ryan may have played his last game in the majors, but he's capable of filling an organizational depth need.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
7 months ago

Ryan is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Gregorio Petit will get the start at shortstop in place of Ryan for Thursday's series finale against the cross-town Dodgers. Since joining the Angels, Ryan has gone hitless in 11 at-bats with six strikeouts. Furthermore, he's only made two starts in the last week, so it appears Petit may have the edge in playing time at shortstop for the Angels.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
7 months ago

Ryan will make his first start as a member of the Angels on Wednesday, batting ninth and playing shortstop.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder was dealt to the Angels on Tuesday in the wake of Andrelton Simmons' thumb surgery. Ryan had slashed .263/.305/.382 with one home run and one stolen base at Triple-A Syracuse this season prior to being dealt to the Angels. With Simmons likely out for an extended period of time, Ryan could work his way into a semi-regular role up the middle with the Angels.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
7 months ago

Ryan was traded to the Angels on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels were in need of infield help after it was determined Andrelton Simmons will need to go under the knife for thumb surgery, so Ryan will be able to fill that role. The 34-year-old is primarily known for his defense, but he was hitting a decent .263 at the Triple-A level this season before the trade. Cliff Pennington figures to continue receiving the majority of the starts at shortstop in Simmons' absence, but Ryan could rotate in there occasionally.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
8 months ago

Ryan was reassigned to Minor League camp Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan was unable to earn a roster spot over the likes of Daniel Murphy, Danny Espinosa or Stephen Drew, but will be one of the first middle infield options called upon should that need arise this season.

Brendan Ryan
2B/SS/3B LAA
8 months ago

Ryan remains in contention for the final spot on the Nationals' bench, thanks in part to a .379/.400/.517 performance at the plate this spring in 29 at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

He doesn't actually have that kind of upside at the plate, but Ryan's slick glovework could allow him to sneak onto the end of the Nats' 25-man roster. With Danny Espinosa and Stephen Drew also on the roster, however, Ryan's playing time as a utility infielder would be limited, and he'd be the most likely roster casualty once the team decides to call up Trea Turner.