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Brendan Ryan | Shortstop

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 6 - 2:06 PM

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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.
May 5 - 7:06 PM

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.
May 5 - 3:35 PM

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.
May 5 - 3:20 PM

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.
May 1 - 9:42 PM

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.
Apr 25 - 4:07 PM

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.
Apr 24 - 9:19 PM

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."
Apr 20 - 10:08 AM

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.
Apr 17 - 9:08 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Brendan Ryan (back) "may have started some light baseball activity today."

Girardi wasn't sure, but either way it appears Ryan has made some minor progress. That said, he's not close to being activated from the disabled list, as it will be a while until he's game-ready and he's expected to need a good number of rehab at-bats.
Apr 10 - 7:39 PM

Brendan Ryan (back) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Ryan is dealing with a pinched nerve in his upper back and it doesn't appear he's anywhere close to returning. The Yankees will continue to use Dean Anna as Derek Jeter's primary backup at shortstop while Ryan is on the shelf.
Apr 6 - 9:45 AM

Brendan Ryan (back) is scheduled to begin swinging a bat underwater Monday in Tampa, Florida.

Ryan stayed behind at the Yankees' spring training complex when the team headed north to continue rehabbing the pinched nerve in his back. There is no timetable for his activation from the disabled list.
Mar 31 - 12:38 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that Brendan Ryan (back) will not be ready for activation from the disabled list when his 15 days are up.

Cashman noted that Ryan will essentially be starting spring training over after being saddled with oblique and back issues nearly all of March. Eduardo Nunez will serve as Derek Jeter's primary backup at shortstop for now.
Mar 28 - 5:46 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Wednesday that Brendan Ryan (back) will begin the season on the disabled list.

No surprise here, as an MRI last week showed that Ryan has a pinched nerve in his back. There's no clear timetable for his return. Eduardo Nunez will serve as Derek Jeter's primary backup at shortstop for now.
Mar 26 - 2:51 PM

Brendan Ryan will not be ready for Opening Day after an MRI revealed that something was pushing on a nerve in his back.

Ryan has dealt with oblique and back issues this spring, ailments that the Yankees have insisted are not related. Regardless, he can't do much without feeling discomfort, so he's not going to be game-ready for a while. Eduardo Nuñez will serve as Derek Jeter's primary backup at shortstop while Ryan is on the shelf.
Mar 21 - 5:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Kelly Johnson
3Zelous Wheeler
4Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Zoilo Almonte
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Chase Whitley