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Yankees Injury Updates: Brendan Ryan, Michael Pineda, Francisco Cervelli

Brendan Ryan entered last night's New York Yankees game as to pinch-hit for Derek Jeter in the ninth. He nearly left it during the same at-bat when he was struck by a Jim Johnson curveball on the elbow. Fortunately, Bryan Hoch of reports that the veteran shortstop has escaped with nothing more than a numb arm:X-rays were negative on Brendan Ryan's elbow. The hit...
Via MLB Injury News
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Place Michael Pineda on DL, Activate Brendan Ryan

NEW YORK — Infielder Brendan Ryan has been activated from the disabled list by the New York Yankees after being sidelined since spring training with a cervical spine nerve injury. Ryan takes the roster spot of pitcher Michael Pineda, who completed his 10-game suspension for using pine tar and was put on the 15-day DL Tuesday with a right shoulder muscle injury. Penalized for having...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan out, Yangervis marches on... But who spells Jeet when Jeet's feet feel jitty?

Uh-oh. Didn't see that coming...In December, when the Eve-Emp snagged Brendan Ryan for two years, we figured he was golden in the field, the perfect defensive replacement for Derek Jeter, and if he ever hit a single, we'd book a banquet hall and serve cheesecake. So what if he channeled Chico Escuela. (Pictured) He had the glove.Now, they're saying pinched nerve in the...
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Ryan Will Likely Start the Season on the DL

Well, this is a tiny bit ironic: Brendan Ryan, the man who is considered to be ready to save the day when any of the injury-prone infielders goes down, looks like he’ll be starting the season on the disabled list. Whoops. Ryan has been out with a pinched nerve, and hasn’t played this spring in two and half weeks. The injury doesn’t appear to be too serious, just...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Ryan Embraces it All

Brendan Ryan knows that he’ll hear a smattering of boos this year, from away crowds, and from drunken fans, who just want to see Derek Jeter one last time. He also knows that he has the opportunity of a lifetime: to backup the greatest ever at his position. It’s not lost on the shortstop, who figures to see plenty of late-game action as Jeter’s defensive replacement. ...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yanks Lucky as Brendan Ryan Narrowly Avoids Injury

The biggest spring training fear almost came true on Tuesday in Tampa. Infielder Brendan Ryan took a line drive off of his hand, and it didn’t look good from the start. According to Bryan Hoch of, Ryan was in the act of fielding a slow roller when a line drive came shooting out of the batter’s cage, and caught Ryan square on his left hand, knocking his glove off...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Ryan Embracing the Opportunity of Backing Up Jeter

Brendan Ryan is in a pretty awesome situation. He gets to back up the greatest shortstop in the history of baseball, while playing for the greatest team in the history of baseball, and through the course of it all, he gets a chance to learn, develop, and prove his worth to manager Joe Girardi. After all, the team will be looking for a new shortstop come 2015. And Ryan? He...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees, Brendan Ryan reach deal

(AP/Steven Senne) The Yankees and shortstop Brendan Ryan have reached an agreement for a new contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The parameters of the deal are not yet known. Ryan, 31, hit .220 with a homer and an RBI  for New York  in 17 games after coming over from Seattle in a September waiver deal. He hit .197 overall, and is a .237 career hitter over parts of...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire shortstop Brendan Ryan

(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Following the game, the Yankees acquired shortstop Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later.   The Yankees have just acquired INF Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) September 11, 2013   While Brendan Ryan is not known for any offensive contribution...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners Brendan Ryan got engaged in Tokyo

Brendan Ryan the 30 year old all world short stop for the Seattle Mariners this week proposed to his long-time girlfriend on Tuesday. The event took place on the Sky Deck on the 90th floor of Mori Tower in downtown Tokyo. PER Ryan told his girlfriend, Sharyn, they were going on a tour and needed to be dressed nicely. Quote: "I had this planned for...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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