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Brendan Ryan | Shortstop | #23

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lewis-Clark State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 7 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Angels sent INF Brendan Ryan outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.
The veteran infielder passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to provide depth at the minor league level for the Halos. He was just 1-for-13 in his brief time with the Angels. Jun 18 - 2:33 PM

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Angels designated INF Brendan Ryan for assignment.

With Andrelton Simmons returning from a thumb injury, the Angels needed to open up a roster spot and Ryan served as the corresponding casualty. The veteran infielder had just one hit in 13 at-bats with the Angels prior to being DFA'ed.
Jun 15 - 6:46 PM

Angels purchased the contract of INF Brendan Ryan from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Interesting week for Ryan. He was designated for assignment on May 28, passed through waivers, was sent outright to Triple-A and, now, returns to the majors. He earned the promotion after Cliff Pennington was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamstring injury. Ryan, 34, does not make for a usable fantasy option.
Jun 1 - 5:06 PM

Angels sent INF Brendan Ryan outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Ryan was designated for assignment by Anaheim over the weekend after going hitless with six strikeouts in 12 plate appearances. He is a .233/.293/.314 career hitter.
May 31 - 7:17 PM

Angels designated INF Brendan Ryan for assignment.

The veteran infielder has been with the club as a reserve infielder, but offers little in the way of offense and isn't a part of the team's future plans.
May 28 - 9:01 AM

Angels acquired INF Brendan Ryan from the Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.'s Alden Gonzalez was first with the news. Ryan, always a good glove man at shortstop and second base, owns a brutal .234/.295/.315 career slash line in the major leagues. He was hitting .236/.305/.382 in 83 plate appearances this season at Triple-A Syracuse. The 34-year-old won't carry fantasy value even if he plays regularly on the beat-up Anaheim infield.
May 10 - 5:02 PM

Nationals signed INF Brendan Ryan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ryan, who turns 35 in March, was limited to 47 games with the Yankees in 2015 due to injury and batted just .229/.275/.333 over 103 plate appearances. The skilled defender will try to win a utility infielder job in the spring.
Feb 2 - 1:56 PM

Cubs released INF Brendan Ryan.

Ryan was just acquired last week as the player to be named later in the Starlin Castro trade. It appears that he was just included for the Cubs to cover his $1 million salary for 2016. The veteran infielder batted .229/.275/.333 over 103 plate appearances with the Yankees this season, but he has a strong defensive reputation and should find another opportunity soon.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Cubs acquired INF Brendan Ryan from the Yankees to complete an earlier trade.

Ryan was the player to be named later in the December 8 trade that sent Starlin Castro to the Yankees. The infielder has zero fantasy appeal but is a defensive whiz who will likely stick on the team's 25-man roster. He batted just .229/.275/.333 over 103 plate appearances with the Yankees last season.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 06:25:00 PM

INF Brendan Ryan exercised his $1 million player option for 2016.

Ryan will be back for his fourth season with the Yankees. The skilled defender was limited to just 47 games in 2015 due to injury and batted just .229/.275/.333 over 103 plate appearances. But his mustache was pretty cool.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Brendan Ryan had two RBI doubles -- both coming in the second inning -- and finished 2-for-6 with three RBI in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

The Yankees batted around in an 11-run second inning, with Ryan providing a two-run double early before capping the scoring with another RBI double later in the inning. The offensive performance was unusual for Ryan, who had just eight RBI in 49 games all of last season. Ryan is hitting a deceptive .276/.323/.517 through 11 games this year.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 01:00:00 AM

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

Ryan missed the last few weeks with a back malady. He's been limited to just six games this season due to injury.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Yankees placed INF Brendan Ryan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, with a right thoracic strain.

It's not clear at this point whether thoracic outlet surgery might be an option for Ryan. The slick-fielding infielder has been limited to just six games this season due to injury.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Yankees activated INF Brendan Ryan from the 60-day disabled list.

Ryan is ready to make his season debut after missing the first two-plus months with a strained right calf. He could see a good amount of playing time at shortstop versus left-handers.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Brendan Ryan (calf) began a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Sunday.

Ryan has been out all season with a Grade 2 right calf strain. He should finally be ready for activation relatively soon if he can avoid setbacks.
Sun, May 31, 2015 01:21:00 PM

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3Tony Sanchez
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Cliff Pennington
2Kaleb Cowart
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Albert Pujols
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S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8John Lamb
9Alex Meyer
10Nate Smith
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R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
5Deolis Guerra
6Brooks Pounders
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
10Edward Paredes
11Keynan Middleton
12Austin Adams
13Justin Miller