Yankees activate Brendan Ryan, place Michael Pineda on 15-day DL


2:24pm: Pineda told Andrew Marchand he is scheduled to start a throwing program on Friday, for what it’s worth.

2:05pm: As expected, the Yankees have activated Brendan Ryan off the 15-day DL, the team announced. Michael Pineda was reinstated from the suspended list and placed on the 15-day DL with a “right shoulder muscle injury” in a corresponding move. He has a teres major muscle strain, which is right where the back meets the shoulder, basically. Ryan takes Pineda’s spot on the roster and no other moves are required.

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  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    A dry-handed throwing program, that is.

  • Vern Sneaker

    A roster spot taken by a no-hit SS for the sole purpose of having a Jeter backup — even though Solarte can fill in more or less adequately at short and we can have Johnson either start at third or come off the bench if Solarte took over for Jeter in late innings. I don’t believe whatever upgrade Ryan’s defense gives us will help win more games than the upgrade of Solarte’s hitting compared with Ryan’s. For sure when Cashman gave Ryan the contract he had no way to know Solarte would be a viable option, but now we know. I say eat the money and add a 13th pitcher. If Solarte falls off the table, call up Anna.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      No reason why you can’t carry them both. Ryan backs up at short and, potentially, second. Solarte spells Johnson at third AND Roberts at second, and also allows for Johnson to spell Tex at first.

    • RetroRob

      You’re actually confident that Solarte can hit? Blistering start, not much since.

  • RkyMtnYank

    I think Pineda should hold off on throwing if he’s only going to have a ‘problem’ on Friday.

    • RetroRob

      All I know is Pineda’s shoulder blew out in Spring Training during a side session. His recent back strain occurred during a side session.

      No more side sessions!

  • TWTR

    Get well soon, Big Bad Mike!

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Ryan’s finally back? Our long national nightmare is finally over.

  • RetroRob

    So when Pineda came up with the strain the estimate was he’d be out three to four weeks. I wonder if that is three to four weeks, including the suspension, or another three to four weeks now that the suspension is over?

    My guess is they don’t know, but hoping for sooner rather than later.

    • TWTR

      Yeah, they don’t really know. Some doctors will tell you that medicine is less of an exact science than some people think.

    • Ed

      Never treat those estimates as exact. They’re *always* a guess.