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Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan (back) took part in a minor-league game at the team's spring training complex Thursday.

Ryan is still several weeks away from even returning and when he does, there is really no room for him given the way Yangervis Solarte has played. Fantasy-wise, Ryan had almost no value when he was playing full-time, so imagine how low it is a few years older and in a part-time role.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 11:42 PMSource

Brendan Ryan had a tight hamstring limiting him to six simulated at-bats Saturday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. 

Brendan Ryan is yet another middle infielder on the Yankees roster. Known more for his glove than anything else it would be interesting to see where he fits in with Solarte, Johnson and now Sizemore being added to the mix.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

19 Apr, 06:58 PMSource

Brendan Ryan (spine) participated in a simulated game, getting five at-bats on Friday.

Ryann continues to work his way back from a spinal injury, but the real issue is, where does he go when he does make it back? The Yankees have plenty of infield depth right now and every single guy they are using has higher upside than Ryan ever did. He'll probably spend his time as organizational depth at Triple-A.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Apr, 09:54 PMSource

Brendan Ryan (spine) will likely play in a simulated game Saturday to get his first at-bats since suffering the first of two back injuries that have sidelined him for more than two months.

Fantasy owners know what Ryan is all about and if he was completely unproductive as a starter in Seattle, then think about how useless he'll be in fantasy as a bench player for the Yankees. He's probably not even an upgrade to Dean Anna, at this point, so let's just stop talking about him, shall we?
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Apr, 10:24 PMSource

Brendan Ryan (spine) has been cleared to partake in some light on-field activity.

"Light" is the key word here. Not with regard to Ryan's rehab but to his talent. There's no power and there's no speed. He's a defensive replacement, at best, and there is nothing about his game in which fantasy owners should be interested.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

10 Apr, 09:48 PMSource

Yankees place INF Brendan Ryan (spine nerve injury) on 15-day DL retroactive to March 22.

Tough news for Ryan. A slick fielder, Ryan isn't much with the bat anyway. Yangervis Solarte should see some more work as the utility infielder for the Yankees.
Analyst: Ray Flowers  View Profile

1 Apr, 04:42 PMSource

Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed shortstop Brendan Ryan will not return to game action upon the end of his stint on the disabled list.

28 Mar, 11:13 PMSource

Manager Joe Girardi expects Brendan Ryan to start year on the disabled list, barring miracle recovery.

Ryan is an impressive fielder who simply doesn't have a good bat. His value is moderate right now though that could always change if Brian Roberts is unable to remain healthy.
Analyst: Ray Flowers  View Profile

25 Mar, 04:10 PMSource

Brendan Ryan said his back feels better Sunday, but said he won’t play this week. 

Ryan is expected to be a utility infielder off the bench for the Yankees this season, so the fact that he isn't playing this week doesn't change much. Even if his role was to be expanded, there is little to no chance he will worthy of an add in any league format.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Mar, 09:56 AMSource

Brendan Ryan was scratched Thursday due to upper back spasms not related to his other injury.

The versatile infielder is fighting for a roster spot so he will want to get back as soon as possible. He has never hit well in the majors so ignore him all fantasy leagues.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

20 Mar, 06:37 PMSource

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