Yankees reinstate INF Brendan Ryan from DL, send down Petit

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees have reinstated infielder Brendan Ryan from the disabled list and optioned infielder Gregorio Petit to the minors.

The Yankees made the moves before Friday night's game against Seattle.

Ryan had been sidelined with a strain in his upper back since June 22. Manager Joe Girardi says Ryan gives the team depth all around the infield.

Petit was hitting .167 in 20 games before being sent to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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