Roster moves: B. Ryan back from 15-day DL, MLB reinstated M. Pineda off susp. list, NYY put Pineda on 15-day DL w/ rt shoulder muscle injuryAs expected, the Yankees have made their roster moves in response to Michael Pineda's 10-game suspension ending today. He has been reinstated from the suspended list and placed on the 15-day disabled list for his back muscle strain. The once again available 25-man roster spot was taken up by Brendan Ryan, who was activated off the DL.
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This move gets the Yanks back to a normal roster breakdown: 8 positional starters, 5 starting pitchers, 1 DH, 7-man bullpen, 4-man bench. They could use some defensive help up the middle, so expect to see Ryan get into the lineup mix immediately. Pineda will start a throwing program later in the week to get started on his rehab. We'll see how true that initial 3-4 recovery estimate was.