New York Yankees backup shortstop Brendan Ryan will be out into at least May because of a strained right calf.
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In need of another healthy infielder by opening day, the Yankees have acquired Gregorio Petit from Houston for cash.
Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan strained his right calf in the sixth inning of New York’s 3-0 loss Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Rays and is expected to start the season on the disabled list.
Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday’s game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.
The agreement includes $1.5 million in performance bonuses: $500,000 each for 450, 500 and 550 plate appearances.
Heading to the Yankees game on Wednesday night? You could be in for a special kind of treat. When you walk into the stadium — and especially if you’re buying tickets — you might run into some familiar faces.
Brendan Ryan scored on a wild pitch before John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and the New York Yankees beat the Cubs 4-2 Wednesday.
Infielder Brendan Ryan has been activated from the disabled list by the New York Yankees after being sidelined since spring training with cervical spine nerve injury.
Teixeira played five innings of defense in Friday’s intrasquad game at the Yankees’ minor-league complex. He says he is ready to return Sunday, the first day he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Bombers center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his cranky right calf, which was negative. “We just wanted to make sure he was OK,” manager Joe Girardi said.
“We’ve got Kelly Johnson along with a cast of characters that are going to compete for that spot from the right side,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We look for it to be a platoon situation, a lefty-righty situation.”
Roberts’ deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday, three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.
The Yankees have $22 million extra to spend, which comes at the right time for the Bombers — as they’re targeting Masahiro Tanaka.
The Bombers are still patching together their infield following the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. The latest piece of the puzzle: former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts.