MRI shows pinched nerve in Brendan Ryan’s back

BP: Dante Bichette Jr. "might be turning the corner this spring"
Spring Training Game Thread: Opening Day-ish

Joe Girardi told reporters this afternoon that an MRI revealed a pinched nerve in Brendan Ryan‘s back. He will receive a cortisone shot and is likely to start the season on the DL. Ryan was dealing with an oblique injury earlier in camp, but this new back issue popped up last night. At this point it seems like a very safe bet that Eduardo Nunez and either Dean Anna or Yangervis Solarte will be on the Opening Day roster.

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BP: Dante Bichette Jr. "might be turning the corner this spring"
Spring Training Game Thread: Opening Day-ish
  • Dr. TJ Eckleberg

    Dooos injureeeeez!

  • TWTR

    At least they identified the problem.

  • Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks)

    Crap. That could linger.

    • dave bell

      Well with that and the way Jeter is hitting “say hello to Stephen Drew”

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    The universe provides for Yangervis.

  • cooolbreeez

    who has the edge, Anna or Yang?

    • Cheval Anonyme

      Which one will have walked in the glow of Jeter’s majestic presence?

  • NCS

    Or better yet, DFA Nunez and carry both of them.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      Is he out of options?

      • NCS

        No, but he’s on the 40 man, and of the other candidates, only Anna is as well. So if we carry two non-Nunez’s, we’d need to clear a spot. He seems like the obvious choice. I don’t see anyone claiming him, not that I would be too broken up about it either way.

        • Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks)

          To me the obvious spot is to go from 5 to 4 catchers on the 40 Man. Could swing a trade (Romine?) if they want to keep Cervelli (I do) for a minor leaguer.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            At the same time, if Nunez isn’t good enough to crack the current infield (I’m sure he’ll make the roster, but hypothetically speaking…), why bother keeping him on the 40-man roster?
            No need to force a C trade if a good one isn’t currently available in order to keep Nunez around in that scenario.

            • Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks)

              In your hypothetical, I agree, you’d cut Nunez. I think (and I believe Girardi thinks) Nunez is good enough to be on the 25 man roster, back up the starters and get plenty of AB’s at 3B.

  • NCS

    No, but he’s on the 40 man, and of the other candidates, only Anna is as well. So if we carry two non-Nunez’s, we’d need to clear a spot. He seems like the obvious choice. I don’t see anyone claiming him, not that I would be too broken up about it either way.

    • NCS

      Whoops, reply fail.

  • Eddardo Nuney

    Good. More chances for Nuney to finally get a chance to show what he can do.

  • Mike Myers

    Nuney version 3.0?

  • forensic

    So you’re telling me I wasted the first pick of my fantasy league draft???

  • Dan in Athens

    Free Dean Anna!!!! Trade EEEEEEEEEEEduardo Nunez for a bag of feces.