The Yankees reinstated infielder Brendan Ryan from the 15-day disabled list on Friday, and they optioned fellow infielder Gregorio Petit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Ryan, a nine-year veteran, has played only six games this season because of injuries, the most recent an upper back strain. He has four hits in 13 at-bats while playing across the infield.
Petit, 30, hit .167 in 20 games with the Yankees.
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