As such, Pineda goes straight to the disabled list, and is expected to be out until late May or early June. Manager Joe Girardi said that playing a man short due to the suspension has not had a major impact on how he navigates games nightly.
"I think it's probably had our bullpen turn over more," Girardi said. "Maybe where you might give a guy a day of rest and play someone else, you can't. I think the biggest adjustment has been the bullpen, where that sixth and seventh guy have rotated a lot in the absence of Pineda and only having 24 players."
Ryan, who was sidelined this spring with a cervical spine nerve injury, has played in seven Minor League rehabilitation games with Class A Advanced Tampa and Double-A Trenton, going 8-for-25 (.320) with four runs, two RBIs and five walks.
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