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56 Kyle Ryan RP

Chicago Cubs

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August 4, 2020 11:24 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Records first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan retired the final two batters of Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Royals to earn his first save of the season.

The Cubs turned to Craig Kimbrel to protect a 5-2 lead, but the veteran allowed two hits while retiring just one batter before giving way to Ryan. The lefty allowed both runners to score on a sacrifice groundout and a single, but he retired Bubba Starling to end the game. Kimbrel seems to have fallen out of favor in Chicago due to his poor performance since joining the team last season. Ryan could see more late-game work as a result, though he figures to be behind Rowan Wick and Jeremy Jeffress for save opportunities most nights.

July 11, 2020 05:28 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Back with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan joined the Cubs' summer camp Saturday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Ryan's arrival was delayed due to what the Cubs called "protocol technicalities" related to COVID-19 testing. There's been no indication that he tested positive for the virus himself, but his late start to workouts could mean he's not quite in game shape by Opening Day, which is less than two weeks away.

July 8, 2020 08:20 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Expected to join team Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan is expected to join the Cubs in Chicago Thursday, where he'll undergo an intake screening and possibly be on the field by the end of the week, Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Ryan has been delayed in arriving to camp by what the team is calling "protocol technicalities" around COVID-19 testing. The lefty has been able to maintain his throwing program while away from the club. Ryan turned in a 3.54 ERA across 61 innings for the Cubs last season, and the team is counting on him to be a key relief arm in 2020.

July 6, 2020 02:44 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Absent from camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 24, 2020 08:00 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Locked into bullpen role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan is a virtual lock to be a part of the Cubs' bullpen whenever the 2020 season is able to begin, Jordan Bastian of 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.

January 10, 2020 03:32 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Gets just shy of $1 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 13, 2019 03:16 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Activated from bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 10, 2019 08:48 AM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: On bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ryan was placed on the bereavement list Friday, Jesse Rogers of reports.

Ryan must miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven games. Alec Mills was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 25, 2019 07:52 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Earns third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 6, 2019 06:40 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 26, 2019 03:16 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 28, 2018 04:36 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Agrees to deal with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2018 08:36 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Battling for final bullpen spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 27, 2017 05:20 PM
Cubs' Kyle Ryan: Signs with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 2, 2017 10:24 PM
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Put on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 27, 2017 11:36 AM
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 19, 2017 11:44 AM
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Struggles Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 8, 2017 09:56 AM
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Returns from paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 6, 2017 02:04 PM
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Placed on paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 4, 2017 12:44 PM
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Going on paternity leave Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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vs St. Louis 7.100 9.82046
vs LHB 25.100 2.130924
vs RHB 35.200 4.5402034
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2010R-Gcl Tigers 54.0121202404613584.171.315
2011AFX-West Michigan Whitec137.024240610099301453.151.277
2012AFX-West Michigan Whitec158.228281780105291763.751.296
2013AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige142.024240127090371323.171.190
2014AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 33.0550300205211.640.788
2014AA-Erie Seawolves126.221211710078321404.561.363
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens103.01717049063331174.191.456
2016AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 7.08000005630.001.286
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 45.148003103927554.991.818
2018AAA-Iowa Cubs 66.022801206118482.861.000
2019AAA-Iowa Cubs 1.21001001017.500.833

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