TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Yankees backup shortstop Brendan Ryan will be out into at least May because of a strained right calf.

The veteran was hurt going after a grounder up the middle in Wednesday’s game against Tampa Bay. He was using one crutch when he walked into the clubhouse before Thursday’s home split-squad game against Pittsburgh.

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“Not good physically and spiritually,” Ryan said. “Pretty bummed out.”

Ryan was playing Wednesday in place of starting shortstop Didi Gregorius, who sprained his left wrist diving for a grounder Saturday.

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Gregorius was in the starting lineup for a spilt-squad game Thursday against Detroit in Lakeland.

Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran was scratched from the starting lineup against the Pirates due to a stomach virus. Beltran had been scheduled to be the designated hitter and was replaced by Austin Romine.

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