Ryan has been lit up in his last two appearances, giving up five hits and four earned runs in 1.0 innings of relief. Opponents are teeing off on him to the tune of a .308 batting average and his WHIP sits at an ugly 1.47. Ryan has given up 11 hits in his last 6.1 innings of work and sits outside looking in on any fantasy value right now.
Ryan gave up a pair of hits and intentionally walked two before he allowed the walk-off single in the 13th inning Sunday against the Royals. He did get one out. Ryan remains the second lefty option out of the pen after Justin Wilson and as such, he'll provide you with little more than your standard LOOGY.
Ryan was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. After previously working exclusively as a starter throughout his career, Ryan has transitioned to a full-time relief role in 2016. Over 21 appearances spanning 20.1 innings, Ryan posted a 3.10 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, but tallied just nine strikeouts. He'll give the Tigers a left-handed option out of the bullpen, but don't expect him to be used in many high-leverage situations.
Ryan was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. The Tigers will swap out lefty relievers heading into their weekend series against the White Sox by optioning Ryan and recalling Blaine Hardy from Toledo. Ryan worked a 3.20 ERA with nine strikeouts and three walks across 19.2 innings of work during his recent stint with the Tigers. He figures to be on a short list of potential call-ups down the line should the Tigers need another lefty reliever.
Ryan recorded an out but allowed an earned run in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. After coming on in the seventh and striking out Odubel Herrera, Ryan allowed a single to Freddy Galvis and was immediately pulled. Galvis would later come around to score. Ryan's ERA rose to 3.32 and it's evident that his role is mainly confined to facing left-handed hitters. He has been used often (19 appearances), but not enough to warrant fantasy consideration.