Brian Cashman says that Brendan Ryan won't be ready when his DL stint is up. He's basically starting his spring over.
Sounds like Brendan Ryan (back) will not be ready for Opening Day. MRIs show something pushing on a nerve; can't do much without discomfort.
Newark Star-Ledger "Brendan Ryan said he felt bad he didn't have more drama for reporters Wednesday. "I love the attention," he said, "but there's no cast, there's no stitches or anything like that." Still, Ryan's injured back is keeping him out of the Yankees' spring training lineup for at least a couple more..." March 13
Brendan Ryan said back/oblique is fine ...MRI was being extremely cautious to ... Expects to be ready to go Wed #yankees
New York Post "Brendan Ryan has a simple motto heading into this season: “Embrace the boos.” He knows if he’s playing shortstop, there’s a good shot Derek Jeter isn’t in the lineup that day, and he expects to hear about it from the crowd. “Dealing with all the disappointment of [me] being out there and not..." February 19
Sources: Free-agent SS Brendan Ryan on #Yankees' radar. Mutual interest. Deal could happen quickly.
Newark Star-Ledger "As insurance for the perpetually sidelined Derek Jeter the Yankees executed a late-night trade for Seattle shortstop Brendan Ryan. The team shipped a player to be named later in exchange for one of the finest fielders in the game. Hitting is not his specialty. He batted just .192 with a .520..." September 11
Lookout Landing "It's been pretty quiet lately. The Mariners haven't made many moves in the past few weeks and the roster seems to be set for the rest of the month. The trade deadline went without so much as a whisper and now the first hint of something is Brendan Ryan clearing post-deadline waivers. This..." August 15
MLB.com "Brendan Ryan is regarded as one of the premier defensive shortstops in baseball, but his continued lack of offensive production has finally led Mariners manager Eric Wedge to go a different direction. Wedge said Wednesday he would give utility infielder Robert Andino a run as the starting..." April 24