GIF: Brendan Ryan seems to have a bit of range in the field

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What follows may lack the usual hallmarks of a highlight-reel play -- i.e., no diving snare, no howitzer throw from deep in the hole -- but it's amazing nonetheless. Now watch on as Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan redefines our notions of "ranging to one's left" ... 

Sure, it helps that it was A.J. Pierzynski lumbering down the line, but in any context it's astounding how much ground Ryan covered on that play. Little wonder he's perhaps the best defensive shortstop in the game today.

(Wink of CBS eye: Jeff Sullivan)

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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