Manager David Ross said Monday that Ryan has yet to join the Cubs for summer camp but will likely arrive later this week, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.
Ryan apparently still needs full clearance to join the Cubs, presumably while he awaits the results of a COVID-19 test. The reliever has still been able to begin a throwing program on his own, so he shouldn't be too far behind the Cubs' other bullpen arms if he gets the green light to resume training with the team in short order.
Ryan is a virtual lock to be a part of the Cubs' bullpen whenever the 2020 season is able to begin, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Ryan signed a one-year, $975,000 deal with the Cubs in January, and the lefty's bullpen job seems pretty secure. He turned in a solid 3.54 ERA in 2019 and should serve as a key reliever in Chicago in 2020.
Ryan agreed to a one-year, $975,000 deal with the Cubs, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
This is his first of four years as an arbitration-eligible player. Ryan has handled himself well as a middle reliever for the Cubs but is unlikely to garner many high-leverage opportunities in 2020.
Ryan (personal) was activated from the bereavement list Tuesday.
Ryan returns to the major-league club and will provide middle relief for the Cubs' bullpen, which has been decimated by injuries to Brandon Kintzler (pectoral), Steve Cishek (hip) and Craig Kimbrel (knee). In 45 innings pitched this season, the 27-year-old Ryan has posted an ERA of 2.80 with 44 strikeouts. Dillon Maples was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Ryan was placed on the bereavement list Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Ryan must miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven games. Alec Mills was recalled in a corresponding move.
Ryan (3-1) picked up the win in Wednesday's game against the Giants. He pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts.
The Cubs used Tyler Chatwood as a spot starter, and he departed after 68 pitches and four innings. Ryan came on and was sharp in relief, earning a win out of the bullpen as Chicago pulled away. The 27-year-old middle reliever has a solid 3.38 ERA and 37:12 K:BB in 37.1 innings for the Cubs this season.
Ryan was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
Mike Montgomery (lat) was placed on the 10-day injured list, so the Cubs are turning to Ryan as a left-handed replacement in the bullpen. The 27-year-old posted a 2.84 ERA over 12.2 innings this spring but did not make the Opening Day roster. Considering Montgomery's struggles thus far, Ryan may have a shot at retaining his role in the Cubs' bullpen if he performs well during this stint.
Ryan was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Ryan was unable to secure a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen despite his 2.84 ERA through 12.2 innings this spring. The southpaw will provide organizational bullpen depth.
Ryan inked a major-league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Ryan will remain in Chicago's organization after spending the entirety of the 2018 season at the Triple-A level with Iowa. He will get a chance to crack the Opening Day roster as part of the Cubs' bullpen next spring. Across 22 appearances (eight starts) for this past year, he logged a 2.86 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 61 strikeouts in 66 innings of work.
Ryan is in the mix to win a bullpen spot out of spring training if the team decides to keep eight relievers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Ryan, who was a non-roster invitee to camp, has posted a strong 2.25 ERA in eight Cactus League innings, and he compiled a 3.87 ERA over 128 innings the past four seasons with the Tigers. If the Cubs go with eight relievers instead of seven, Ryan has a chance to make the Opening Day roster, but he has to beat out the likes of Justin Hancock and Anthony Bass. Eddie Butler also factors into the equation as a long reliever.
Ryan agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Wednesday, Al Yellon of Bleed Cubbie Blue reports.
Ryan will likely begin the upcoming season with Triple-A Iowa, which is the level where he spent a majority of his time in 2017. During 48 games with Toledo in the Tigers' system, he posted a 4.96 ERA and 1.82 WHIP, while holding a 39:27 K:BB in 45.1 relief innings. He did wind up seeing the mound on eight occasions with Detroit, but struggled mightily against major-league pitching.
Ryan was placed on waivers by the Tigers on Thursday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ryan was dropped from the Tigers' 40-man roster after posting a 4.96 ERA in 48 relief appearances with Triple-A Toledo and a similarly underwhelming 7.94 ERA in his 5.2 innings of April big-league relief. He'll need to improve upon his 12.7 percent minor-league walk rate if he hopes to make his way back to the majors.
Ryan was optioned to Triple-A Toledo Thursday.
The left-handed reliever was sent packing to open up a roster spot for the returning Jose Iglesias (concussion). Ryan will return to a role for organizational bullpen depth.
Ryan recorded just one out in Tuesday's loss to the Rays, allowing three hits, a walk and two earned runs.
The rough outing shot his ERA from 4.50 to 8.31. Ryan is the Tigers' second lefty in the bullpen behind Justin Wilson, so he'll likely remain a situational pitcher moving forward and not see too many high-leverage situations.
Ryan was reinstated from the paternity list Saturday.
Ryan has yet to pitch in a game this season, but it's only a matter of time before he has a chance to improve upon his 2.84 spring ERA. The lefty showed his mettle last season, posting a 3.07 ERA over 56 appearances and racking up a 35:15 K:BB, so he's likely due for a bigger bullpen role this year. Blaine Hardy was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo upon his return.
Ryan was placed on the paternity list Wednesday.
Blaine Hardy was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to fill the bullpen vacancy. Ryan has yet to make his season debut, but should see plenty of middle-relief opportunities upon his return to the team. Look for him to return at some point during this weekend's series at Boston.
Ryan will go on paternity leave Wednesday, MLive's Evan Woodbery reports.
The move is not yet official, but Ryan will be unavailable for a couple days in the middle of the week. Blaine Hardy will join the roster Wednesday to replace him in the bullpen.
Ryan is fighting to make the Tigers roster as a second lefty reliever during spring training, MLB.com reports.
Justin Wilson figures to have a bullpen spot locked up, so the question around Ryan is whether the Tigers will want to carry two lefties. His performance down the stretch last year (opponents hit 6-for-62 against him from Aug. 1 on) should warrant a spot, but Ryan will be competing with the likes of Mark Lowe, Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey (the latter two who are battling for rotation spots as well) to make the roster.
Ryan has only made three appearances in September.
His stats aren't ugly -- his ERA is 3.27 and his WHIP is 1.20 in 52.3 innings. But Ryan's 5.68 K/9 makes him a difficult fantasy play at any time. His future seems ties to his ability to handle the mop while cleaning up the messes made by others. There just isn't much fantasy value there.
Ryan hasn't allowed a hit in six relief appearances (4.0 innings) since his last call-up.
He has four strikeouts, one walk and one hold in that span. Ryan has tightened up his game since the middle of July and his 2.89 ERA and 1.24 WHIP are solid. But light-throwing LOOGY has just 28 Ks in 43.2 innings of work and that means his fantasy value is negligible.
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|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||137.0||24||24||0||6||10||0||99||30||145||3.15||1.277|
|2012||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||158.2||28||28||1||7||8||0||105||29||176||3.75||1.296|
|2013||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||142.0||24||24||0||12||7||0||90||37||132||3.17||1.190|
|2014||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||33.0||5||5||0||3||0||0||20||5||21||1.64||0.788|
|2015||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||103.0||17||17||0||4||9||0||63||33||117||4.19||1.456|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||7.0||8||0||0||0||0||0||5||6||3||0.00||1.286|
|2017||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||45.1||48||0||0||3||1||0||39||27||55||4.99||1.818|