Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:58:12 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Robert Refsnyder has been a name mentioned in internal meetings as the team gets ready to set its final roster for opening day. Refsnyder's cause to make the club might have been helped by the injury to 2B Brendan Ryan (calf) Wednesday, April 1. "I can't really control any of those situations. I really don't know. I'm just going about my business, trying to get in rhythm for the season," Refsnyder said.
Fantasy Tip: Refsnyder entered play Wednesday with 13 hits in 39 spring at-bats (.333) while connecting for a homer and five RBIs in 23 games. However, he also leads all big leaguers this spring with six errors at second base. If he makes the team it will be in a utility role, and perhaps only until Ryan is ready to return from an expected trip to the 15-day disabled list. In FantasyScore he could have some value at just $2,000 (or 4.0% of cap) if and when he draws a start.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:56:28 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brendan Ryan (calf) limped off the field during the Grapefruit League spring game Wednesday, April 1, due to a strained right calf. The injury is expected to force him to the 15-day disabled list to start the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: The utility infielder Ryan ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until at least mid-April when he is likely to return. In the meantime, Robert Refsnyder ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) might make the team and see occasional starts when one of the regulars needs a breather.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:20:04 -0700
New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius (wrist) wasn't in the spring lineup Wednesday, April 1, but he insists that his sprained left wrist won't keep him from playing on opening day. "I'm not worried about it," Gregorius said. "I have all the range of motion in it, so it's going good. Really good." Gregorius worked out before the game Wednesday, and the swelling in his wrist had gone down. SS Brendan Ryan would likely start at shortstop on opening day if Gregorius has any setbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Gregorius ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut for fantasy clubs; he hit .226 with six homers and three stolen bases in 2014 for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gregorius is mainly an AL-only commodity in deep leagues, and he should be left alone on opening day at FantasyScore against Drew Hutchison and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:35:29 -0800
New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius is expected to platoon at shortstop with SS Brendan Ryan, because of Gregorius' struggles against left-handed pitching, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:42:29 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) was scratched Wednesday, Sept. 10, with right elbow soreness. SS Derek Jeter will serve as the designated hitter and SS Brendan Ryan will play shortstop.
Tue, 06 May 2014 10:59:43 -0700
The New York Yankees placed SP Michael Pineda (lat) on the 15-day disabled list after his suspension ended Tuesday, May 6, and activated SS Brendan Ryan (spine) from the DL in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Ryan will back up Derek Jeter at shortstop. With Jeter struggling, Ryan may see more frequent starts to give the veteran a breather. Ryan is only worth considering in AL-only leagues.
Sun, 04 May 2014 16:35:51 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated 2B Brendan Ryan (back) could be activated from the 15-day disabled list during the team's upcoming series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fri, 02 May 2014 18:14:46 -0700
The New York Yankees could activate 2B Brendan Ryan (back) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 5. He was scheduled to play a rehab game for Double-A Trenton Friday, May 2.
Thu, 01 May 2014 18:19:48 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brendan Ryan (back) is expected to need only 10 more at-bats during his rehab assignment before he can rejoin the team. He will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton Friday, May 1.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:28:52 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brendan Ryan (spine) is on a minor league rehab assignment with Single-A Tampa.