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Brendan Ryan | Shortstop

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brendan Ryan (back) is on the travel list for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.
It will be his Grapefruit League debut. Ryan suffered a mid-back strain while lifting weights a couple days before the start of spring training, so he's spent the past month or so in rehab mode. The 32-year-old shortstop should be ready for Opening Day. Mar 19 - 2:01 PM

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Brendan Ryan (back) could be ready to play in games by the end of the week.

Ryan has yet to make a Grapefruit League appearance after suffering a mid-back strain while lifting weights a couple days before spring training. He’s obviously well behind schedule, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks Ryan can still be ready by Opening Day. "You don't really have to get him in shape to play every day," Girardi said. "He's a guy that's probably a real good candidate to get some extra at-bats in minor league camp."
Mar 17 - 11:04 PM

Brendan Ryan (back) said Sunday that he's feeling better but isn't sure when he'll return to the field.

MLB.com's Bryan Hoch notes that Ryan is becoming "concerned" about being able to get in enough at-bats in order to be ready for Opening Day. The infielder dealt with back problems last season, as well.
Mar 8 - 9:26 AM

Brendan Ryan will miss five days on on-field activities after suffering a mid-back sprain while lifting weights.

It doesn't seem like a major concern at this point, though it's worth noting that Ryan had back issues last spring, as well, before missing the first five weeks of the season. Ryan is slated to back up at shortstop in 2015.
Feb 27 - 12:14 PM

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.
Tue, May 6, 2014 02:06:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 07:06:00 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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 03:35:00 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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 03:20:00 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.
Thu, May 1, 2014 09:42:00 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.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 04:07:00 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.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 09:19:00 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."
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 10:08:00 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.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 09:08:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 07:39:00 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.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 09:45:00 AM

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