Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 2 Months

Ryan went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a rare start at second base for the Yankees on Sunday.

Ryan hadn't played in a week prior to Sunday's start, and had the pleasure of facing Chris Sale in that start. After the acquisitions of Stephen Drew and Martin Prado, the path for playing time for Ryan has been blocked.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Yankees activated INF Brendan Ryan from the 15-day disabled list.

Ryan began the season on the DL with a pinched nerve in his back, but he had no issues during his recent rehab assignment. The 32-year-old could see more playing time than your average backup shortstop playing behind Derek Jeter, who figures to need regular rest as the season moves along.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Brendan Ryan (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Ryan has hit .320/.433/.320 during seven rehab games and is no longer bother by his back injury. With Derek Jeter struggling at the plate and in the field, Ryan should see a decent amount of playing time at shortstop.

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Brendan Ryan (back) will not be activated Monday.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was initially told that Ryan was going to join the Yankees in time for Monday's game in Anaheim, but that report proved false. Ryan, who has been on the disabled list all season, could return Tuesday.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Brendan Ryan (back) is expected to join the Yankees in time for Monday's game against the Angels.

Ryan has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a pinched nerve in his back. Derek Jeter is struggling to catch up to pitches in his age-39 season, so Ryan could get considerable playing time.

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Brendan Ryan (back) is expected to need 10 more at-bats during his rehab assignment before being activated by the Yankees.

Ryan has played in four games for High-A Tampa and will move up to Double-A Trenton on Friday. It sounds like he'll join the Yankees for their road trip beginning on Monday in Anaheim.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Brendan Ryan (back, hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Sunday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wants the infield to get 50 rehab at-bats, which means he's not going to be activated late next week as originally hoped. Count on seeing Ryan back during the first full week of May if all goes well.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Brendan Ryan (back, hamstring) is about a week away from being activated.

Ryan has been playing in extended spring training games for a week, though he had a mini-setback earlier this week when his hamstring tightened up on him. However, it sounds like he's back on track and will rejoin the Yankees in early May.

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Brendan Ryan (back) was limited to six at-bats during a simulated game Saturday due to a tight hamstring.

Ryan was playing in his first game since March 4. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it was "a little bit" of a setback for the infielder and seemed skeptical Ryan would be activated by the end of next week as originally hoped. "I don't know now," Girardi said. "We'll see how he feels next week. For that to happen, we'd have to push him a little bit. But we'll see."

Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 6 Months

Brendan Ryan (back) is slated to play in a minor league game on Saturday.

Ryan final resumed baseball activities a week ago and is now nearly ready for game action. The Yankees are expecting the shortstop to be ready to rejoin them sometime next month.