Ryan cleared waivers Tuesday and will join Triple-A Iowa, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The lefty appeared in just three games for the Cubs, allowing one earned run in 2.2 innings pitched. Ryan was a very effective reliever in 2019 and may return to the big-league roster at some point if a spot opens up.
Ryan was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 29-year-old was promoted Tuesday after a brief stint in the minors, and he lost his spot on the 40-man roster after giving up one run on two hits and a walk while not recording an out Wednesday. Ryan could remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
The Cubs recalled Ryan from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Ryan was optioned to the minors just three days ago, but the Cubs were able to add him back to the big-league roster sooner than usual since Dan Winkler (triceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. The 29-year-old Ryan will provide the Cubs with another lefty option out of the bullpen.
Ryan was optioned off the Cubs' active roster Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Ryan spent two separate stints with the big-league squad during April, but neither lasted more than a day. He's thrown 2.2 scoreless innings so far this year. Keegan Thompson was called up in a corresponding move.
Ryan was recalled from the Cubs' alternate site, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Ryan will fill the roster spot of Trevor Megill (forearm), who goes to the 10-day injured list. The lefty has made one relief appearance this season, a scoreless, two-inning effort with one strikeout.
Ryan was optioned to the Cubs' alternate training site Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Ryan was called up by the Cubs on Friday and allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one in two scoreless relief innings in the series opener against the Brewers. However, he'll return to the team's alternate camp after Adbert Alzolay was recalled by the Cubs ahead of his scheduled start Saturday.
Ryan was recalled by the Cubs on Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
The Cubs need an extra arm in the bullpen, with Shelby Miller (back) landing on the injured list in a corresponding move. Ryan has been a serviceable option over his six big-league seasons, posting a 3.87 ERA, though he struggled to a 5.17 ERA in 15.2 innings last year.
Ryan was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 29-year-old made 18 appearances out of the bullpen for Chicago last season and posted a 5.17 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB over 15.2 innings, and he'll open 2021 in the minors. Ryan figures to return to the majors at some point this season.
The Cubs activated Ryan from the COVID-19 injured list Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Chicago designated reliever Robert Stock for assignment in a corresponding move to reopen a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan. The southpaw missed about two weeks' worth of workouts before he reported to camp Saturday after clearing all COVID-19-related protocols.
Ryan (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared to rejoin the team and participated in workouts Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Ryan remains on the COVID-19 injured list, but he was able to participate in team activities Saturday and should be available going forward. Assuming he's fully healthy, the southpaw should have plenty of time to prepare for Opening Day.
The Cubs officially placed Ryan on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer hinted Tuesday that Ryan would be a late arrival to spring training due to COVID-19 protocols. It isn't clear whether Ryan tested positive for the virus or was deemed a close contact of an infected person or persons, making his timeline for rejoining the Cubs murky. Ryan's move to the IL frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Jake Arrieta.
Ryan's start to camp will be delayed by the league's COVID-19 protocols, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Cubs didn't reveal whether Ryan was battling the illness himself or if he'd simply been exposed to someone who was. In any case, there should still be time for the lefty to make the Opening Day roster if his delay doesn't last too long, but his timeline is not yet clear.
Ryan signed a one-year contract with the Cubs on Wednesday to avoid arbitration, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
It's a split deal for the left-hander, so he'll earn $800,000 while in the majors and $250,000 in the minors. Ryan struggled in 2020 with a 5.17 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB across 15.2 innings.
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.
Ryan joined the Cubs' summer camp Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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|05/05||vs LAD||W 6-5||0.0||2||1||1||0|
|04/30||@ CIN||L 6-8||0.2||2||0||0||1|
|04/23||vs MIL||W 15-2||2.0||1||0||1||1|
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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|