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Brendan Ryan to return to Yankees in 2016; Andrew Bailey's option declined

Brendan Ryan of the New York Yankees looks

Brendan Ryan of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Brendan Ryan will be back with the Yankees in 2016, and Andrew Bailey will not.

Ryan exercised his 2016 player option for next season, the team said Tuesday. The Yankees also announced that they declined Bailey's team option for next season.

Ryan, a slick-fielding infielder who will be entering his 10th season next year, played in 47 games in 2015 and hit .229 with a .275 on-base percentage and eight RBIs. He has a .201 average with a .244 on-base percentage, one home run and 17 RBIs in two-plus seasons with the Yankees.

Bailey made his first major-league appearance since 2013 on Sept. 2 after numerous setbacks from shoulder surgery. He pitched in 10 games in 2015 and had an 8.31 ERA with 10 hits allowed, six strikeouts and five walks in 8 2/3 innings.

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