Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 5 days ago

Ryan gets the start Monday, batting ninth and playing second base against the Red Sox, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 6 days ago

Ryan went 1-for-1 with a double in his only plate appearance in Saturday's win over the Braves.

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Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 2 months ago

New York Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan was activated from the disabled list Friday after recovering from a back injury. Shortstop Gregorio Petit was optioned in a corresponding move.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 2 months ago

Ryan (back) is expected to being activated after the All-Star break, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Ryan has already begun a rehab assignment and has been nearing a return, so it appears as though he'll be ready in time for Friday's contest against the Mariners. He'll resume his role as a utility infielder, though he could see some increased playing time with the continued struggles of Stephen Drew.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 2 months ago

Ryan (back) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, the NY Post reports.

Ryan went 1-for-3 in his first rehab game, and is expected to shift to Double-A Trenton over the weekend. With the All-Star break approaching, a return after the break seems like the likely timetable for the infielder.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 2 months ago

Ryan (back) could start a rehab assignment within the week, the NY Post reports.

Ryan was placed on the disabled list toward the end of June, first eligible to return the team on July 8. It appears as though Ryan is progressing well, but with the All-Star break just a week away, the club may elect to play it cautiously and keep the infielder on the DL until after the break.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS/3B NYY 2 months 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/3B NYY 3 months 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/3B NYY 3 months 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/3B NYY 3 months 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.