Brendan Ryan has deal with Yankees, will provide Jeter insurance
The Yankees bring back Brendan Ryan while continuing to pursue free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew.
Ryan hit .197 for the Mariners and Yankees last year but won a place with the Yankees for his exceptional defense.
The Yankees are still pursuing free-agent shrtstop Stephen Drew as they have questions on both sides of the infield. Jeter signed a one-year, $12 million deal for 2014.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the sides were close.