INF Ryan released by Cubs one week after being acquired by team

December 23, 2015

Brendan Ryan won't be getting a chance to don Chicago Cubs' blue and red after the veteran infielder was released by the team Wednesday. He spent only one week with the club after he was announced as the 'player to be named later' in the Starlin Castro-Adam Warren trade with the New York Yankees.

As the move by the Cubs shows, the club didn't have much interest in keeping Ryan on the roster, and he was more moved as a part of balancing costs in the trade with the Yankees. 

Better known for his defensive capabilities than his bat, Ryan is a career .234 hitter with a career .610 OPS, his 2015 numbers where on par with his career numbers. He has played in the league for nine seasons, for three teams; St. Louis, Seattle and the Yankees. 

After Ryan was cleared from Chicago's roster, the Cubs claimed Edgar Olmos off waivers. A left-hand pitcher, he is expected to compete for a spot in the team's bullpen.