Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 4 weeks ago

Ryan was reassigned to Minor League camp Sunday.

Competitive 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/3B NYY 1 month 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.

Competitive 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.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 3 months ago

Ryan agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ryan had been traded to the Cubs earlier in the offseason, but the veteran was released shortly after. He'll get an invitation to spring training as part of the deal, but the 33-year-old figures to serve primarily as organizational depth up the middle of the infield.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 4 months ago

Ryan was released by the Cubs on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ryan's stint with the Cubs was brief given that he joined the club via trade on Dec. 8. He was a late addition to the trade that sent Starlin Castro to the Yankees; however, after the Cubs signed pitcher Edgar Olmos on Wednesday, they needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Ryan will hit free agency and could sign with a team looking to shore up its middle infield.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 5 months ago

Ryan was traded to the Cubs on Tuesday along with Adam Warren in exchange for Starlin Castro, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

By including Ryan in the deal, the Yankees freed up $1 million as well as a 40-man roster spot. He would seem like a long shot to make it to Opening Day on a Chicago team that still has a plethora of infield options. Ryan hit just .229/.275/.333 in 47 games with the Yankees last season.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 6 months ago

Ryan exercised his $1 million player option for 2016 on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He will take a steep pay cut to remain in the Yankees' organization after making $2 million in 2015. The 33-year-old posted just a .608 OPS in 103 plate appearances this past season, while appearing in fewer than 50 games for a second straight year. Ryan's chances of emerging from camp with anything more than a utility role are slim.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 8 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Spelling the suddenly resurgent Stephen Drew at second base, Ryan gets a spot start on Monday. He's just 4-for-32 in August and has watched his batting average plummet to .224 on the season.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 8 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ryan has been in somewhat of a middle infield platoon, usually replacing Didi Gregorius or Stephen Drew in the lineup with a left-hander taking the hill. The 33-year-old got off to a quick start offensively but has fallen back more in line with his usual numbers, as he's slashing just .133/.188/.167 with one extra-base hit in August.

Brendan Ryan 2B/3B NYY 9 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/3B NYY 10 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.