Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 4 days ago

Ryan (calf) took batting practice and fielded ground balls Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Ryan has been recovering from a calf strain at extended spring training and is likely nearing a rehab assignment. There's no exact timetable for the infielder, but he likely still remains at least a couple of weeks out.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 week ago

Ryan (calf) is expected to begin working out in Tampa next week, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reprots.

Ryan continues to work his way back from the calf issue, but still remains without an exact timetable. He'll continue to work back, and will likely be sent on a rehab assignment at some point in the next couple weeks before potentially rejoining the big league club.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

Ryan (calf) was placed on the 15-day DL, MLB.com reports.

An MRI on Wednesday revealed Ryan has suffered a Grade 2 right calf strain. Gregorio Petit will take over a backup shorstop role with Ryan hurt.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

An MRI on Wednesday revealed Ryan has suffered a Grade 2 right calf strain, per the Yankees' official site.

Ryan suffered the injury during Wednesday's Grapefruit League game, and it looks to be a bit more serious than expected. In fact, the Yankees almost immediately acquired infielder Gregorio Petit from the Astros and promoted him to the big league roster. A timetable has yet to be released for Ryan's return, but look for starter Stephen Drew to see even more reps than normal until that happens.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

Ryan suffered a right calf strain Wednesday and will undergo an MRI, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Ryan had to be removed from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game and had to be helped into the dugout, indicating that it could be a somewhat serious injury. There's no timetable being given just yet, but the team should have a better idea of where he stands after seeing the results of the MRI.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 3 weeks ago

Ryan had to be removed from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game with an apparent knee injury, David Lennon of Newsday reports.

Ryan had to be helped down the dugout stairs, so it appears that it could be more than just a minor setback. With Didi Gregorius nursing his own injury, Ryan was in line to fill in at shortstop if Gregorius wasn't back in time for Opening Day. Nick Noonan replaced Ryan in the spring game and could take his roster spot if he's forced to miss extended time, but more news regarding the extent of the injury should become available after Wednesday's game.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (back) is in the lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

It will be Ryan's first Grapefruit League appearance of the year after a mid-back strain sidelined him for about three weeks. His roster spot is likely still safe despite the missed time, but he'll need to have a strong spring showing to earn more at bats by the start of the regular season.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (back) is listed on the Yankees' travel roster for Friday's game against the Tigers, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Ryan is yet to play this spring while battling a mid-back sprain, so if he plays Friday it will be his first action. He's been taking swings and fielding of late, but it remains to be seen whether he's shown the team enough to begin the season as more than a utility infielder.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (back) could be back within the week according to manager Joe Girardi, the NY Post reports.

Ryan has been able to take swings and field ground balls, but he's still already missed two weeks for what was believed to be a minor issue. Even if he does return to game action within the week, it's possible the missed time will reduce Ryan to a utility infielder rather than a middle infield platoon option.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 1 month ago

Ryan (back) has been taking swings but is still "a ways away" according to manager Joe Girardi, Newsday reports.

After the initial projection that he'd miss just five days, it's possible Ryan will be out close to the entire spring as he deals with a mid-back strain. If he is forced to miss the majority of spring training, the lost playing time could cost him the opportunity to earn a platoon with either Didi Gregorius or Stephen Drew at shortstop or second base.