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Yankees acquire Brendan Ryan

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees just sent this announcement…

Earlier tonight, the New York Yankees acquired INF Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later.

In 87 games with the Mariners this season (79 starts at SS), Ryan batted .192 (50-for-260) with 23R, 10 doubles, 3HR and 21RBI.

In parts of seven Major League seasons with St. Louis (2007-10) and Seattle (2011-13), the right-handed batter has hit .238 (549-for-2,309) with 281R, 104 doubles, 18HR and 186RBI in 766 games.  In his career, he has appeared in games at shortstop, second base, third base, right field and left field.

A corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced tomorrow.

 
 

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39 Responses to “Yankees acquire Brendan Ryan”

  1. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    He is a great fielder but can’t hit a lick…

  2. Melkmanisinhotlanta September 10th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Jeet done for the season?

  3. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Answers my question about SS I guess. Ha.

    Good move.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Jack Curry just said he was named the best infield reliever in the majors last season (something like that).

  5. primo September 10th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    More trash from Cash.

    Maybe Cash would like to exodus Alfonso for Ryan?

  6. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I would assume that Jeter will be back but it will be a day to day thing. Maybe he only plays 4 days a week and Ryan plays the others. One thing was obvious tonight…they can’t play Nunez everyday. He wasn’t hitting much anyway so as long as Ryan fields he is definitely an upgrade.

  7. primo September 10th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    At least Nunez can hit. Now you give this guy as an option to JoeGi, and JoeGi will be starting this bum Ryan rather than using him as a late inning defensive replacement.

  8. MG September 10th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Ryan is a terrific SS, they can get him in the game after a couple of ABs from Nunez or just start him.

    I have the feeling that Jete isn’t going to be playing much for the rest of the season, just too many leg injuries and not enough time to get up to full strength. Maybe he DH’s sometimes, particularly against lefties.

  9. bigdan22 September 10th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Nunie starts, Ryan relieves. Credible move.

  10. MG September 10th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Ryan does hit above the Mendoza line away from Safeco, maybe there is some hope for him as he did have one year in St Louis where he hit in the .290′s…

  11. jackamir September 10th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    15 homers in pinstripes and Cashman felt he couldn’t endorse Soriano… He should keep his opinions to himself and not make them public…. He comes off like an idiot….Put a real baseball executive in and oust this pretender…

  12. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Absolute perfect night in MLB. O’s, Rays, Tribe, Rangers, A’s all lose. And we win of course.

    That probably won’t happen again for the rest of the year.

  13. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Congrats to MO on save number 42. Let’s get him to the POST!

  14. primo September 10th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    jackamir September 10th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    15 homers in pinstripes and Cashman felt he couldn’t endorse Soriano… He should keep his opinions to himself and not make them public…. He comes off like an idiot….Put a real baseball executive in and oust this pretender…

    He can endorse trash upon trash upon trash. But he couldnt endorse Alexander Emmanuel (understandable in hindsight) or Rafael or Alfie Soriano. He’s not even a pretender. He’s a sub-human.

  15. bigdan22 September 10th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Let’s be real here. Jeter was done before the season started.

  16. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Joe Casale ?@sportsJC16
    @drossnyy my nephew is better than any C the Yankees have in the organization. By a wide margin. It’s incredible how bad these guys are.

    ——–

    SJ style. He may be right. Or he might be just a bit bias.

  17. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    If anything it just shows how awesome Jorge was for us. Yankee Legend.

  18. igotid88 September 10th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I had a feeling they would get Brendan Ryan

  19. MG September 10th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:38 pm
    Joe Casale ?@sportsJC16
    @drossnyy my nephew is better than any C the Yankees have in the organization. By a wide margin. It’s incredible how bad these guys are.

    ——–

    SJ style. He may be right. Or he might be just a bit bias.
    ———————
    His nephew was the #4 pick in the draft out of college and has 4 full years in the minors, why shouldn’t he be better than anyone in the Yankees system?

  20. bigdan22 September 10th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Here’s another thing to think about. Anyway you slice it, the Yanks’ post season chances are very slim. And if they make the wild card they play just one game to get to a real series. You figure the odds of a happy ending. Then is it worth allowing your best young arm, perhaps the only arm you’ve developed over the last 15 years, to take the mound and risk a serious injury that may jeopardize next year or even his whole career?

    Nova doesn’t feel right. He said so. Don’t do it. Play it smart for once in a decade.

  21. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Oh I kind of took it as anyone catcher we have. Stewart and Cervy included. At any rate he could be right. His nephew is really good.

  22. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....es-lineup/

  23. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I was just checking into his twitter feed because as always he said the season was over for the Yanks a long time ago.

    I still remember when he called the season over for the Heat a couple of years ago after just losing like one game to the Pacers in the conference finals or something. Of course they went on to win it all.

    Very smart and knowledgeable guy, but overreacts on everything.

  24. UnKnown September 10th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    “We need to keep him in there, so we’ll figure something out,” Girardi said.

    Rodriguez stroked two doubles in four at-bats with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday’s win.

    “I feel like I’m explosive,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like I have an opportunity to hit the ball and drive it to all fields. I thought the last at-bat was indicative of how I’m feeling, especially lately.”
    —————-

    YF we need him bad. He looked phenomenal tonight. Lacing a 97 mph fastball down and in to the corner of LF. Are you kidding me. Just amazing.

  25. bigdan22 September 10th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    This may be an extremely dangerous time for the future. Look at Girardi during interviews. His blood is up. You can’t trust him now. He can’t think strategically.

    Time from front office to step up and offer a sober second thought. This season was pretty much over in March/April. Maybe in November. What the team does in the off season is likely to mean far more to its fans than what it does this month.

  26. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    “I feel like I’m explosive,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like I have an opportunity to hit the ball and drive it to all fields. I thought the last at-bat was indicative of how I’m feeling, especially lately.”

    So obviously true. From above article. But I hope Alex doesn’t push it if he shouldn’t play. Ditto Nova who definitely shouldn’t have been grinding through multiple starts with a tricep injury.

  27. Jobafan September 10th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Like a broken record: Steal and sign Manny Machado. He is young, a good bat and plays both SS and 3rd. If necessary Jeter can be moved to 3rd like Cal Ripken was.

  28. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    “YF we need him bad. He looked phenomenal tonight. Lacing a 97 mph fastball down and in to the corner of LF. Are you kidding me. Just amazing.”

    I was writing/thinking the same. I watched all his ABs on my iPhone. I said it when I saw him in Trenton. He was going to come back with a vengeance and be very good. You could see the returning core power even then. Please stay healthy.

  29. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Yankees PR Dept.@YankeesPR 42m
    Also, congratulations to #42 whose 42nd save of the season was also the 650th of his career! #marianorivera

    Notice too that this was tweeted 42 minutes ago.

  30. Niblick September 10th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Wow, Cash managed to find somebody who’s a worse hitter than Nunie. Congratulations, Cash.

  31. bigdan22 September 11th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Speaking of the future, while the farm system and the Trenton high profile guys were disappointing this year, it’s nice to see what they been doing for the last week. Saving their best play for a playoff run. 10 Ks in 6 innings for Turley. Key ABs from Mason. Gamel, Flores, Austin, Sanchez all contributing. Not sure it means a ton but I like it when guys put together big at bats to win big games no matter what level they’re stationed.

  32. yankeefeminista September 11th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    FakeHankSteinbrenner ?@NotHankStein 1h
    If Cano walks in free agency, stupid sexy Hal & I have a plan for 2b. We’re putting luxury seats in between 1st & 2nd! Cha-ching! #Yankees

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock September 11th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    “I feel like I’m explosive,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like I have an opportunity to hit the ball and drive it to all fields. I thought the last at-bat was indicative of how I’m feeling, especially lately.”

    So obviously true. From above article. But I hope Alex doesn’t push it if he shouldn’t play. Ditto Nova who definitely shouldn’t have been grinding through multiple starts with a tricep injury.
    ///

    Not sure how we’re pulling this thing off with Alex, Nova and Jeter all hanging by a thread, but at least we managed to help ourselves tonight.

    Didn’t like hearing that Nova has been hiding this problem for several starts, particularly considering he threw a CG three outings ago. If we lose Nova, I don’t see how we cope. Adam Warren is not going to replace Nova, that’s for sure.

  34. UpState September 11th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    The Yankees will move their radio-cast to WFAN.

    Nobody thought that it was a big deal ?

    I kinda did.

    (someone later will ‘catch on’)

    http://nyc.barstoolsports.com/.....n-in-2014/

  35. UnKnown September 11th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    YF – You were very spot on with your take for sure.
    ————–

    Looks like Sir Phillip might have to make one or two more critical starts yet. Never to late to turn a poor season into something positive.

  36. Bo knows September 11th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    The Yankees are scrabbling for every and any help and people are snarking Cashman.

    It’s like the beachcombers out with a tsunami looming. Ryan is a hell of a fielder and pre Seattle wasn’t that bad a hitter.

    Checking Fangraphs now.

    Well I was wrong, he had one decent year.

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock September 11th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    yankeefeminista September 11th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    FakeHankSteinbrenner ?@NotHankStein 1h
    If Cano walks in free agency, stupid sexy Hal & I have a plan for 2b. We’re putting luxury seats in between 1st & 2nd! Cha-ching! #Yankees
    ///

    LMAO

  38. UnKnown September 11th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Bo What you think Fangraphs is the Bible or something? JK :wink:

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock September 11th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Trenton high profile guys were disappointing this year, it’s nice to see what they been doing for the last week. Saving their best play for a playoff run. 10 Ks in 6 innings for Turley. Key ABs from Mason. Gamel, Flores, Austin, Sanchez all contributing. Not sure it means a ton but I like it when guys put together big at bats to win big games no matter what level they’re stationed.
    ///

    Turley threw 110 pitches tonight, which is a lot, especially at this time of the year. He hadn’t pitched since Sept. 1 so maybe that plays a part, but I’m wondering if Gil Patterson is loosening up the strict pitch counts they traditionally have had on these kids.

    Disappointing turnout at the Hammer tonight. Feel bad for these kids, who made it to the championship round off a sweep of Mets’ AA team. They’re a pretty dynamic group. Mason Williams, who has looked overmatched (just got here because Heathcott went down) had a good night at the plate batting leadoff and is a sensation in CF.


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