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Angels bring veteran infielder Brendan Ryan 'home' to help fill void at shortstop

Angels bring veteran infielder Brendan Ryan 'home' to help fill void at shortstop

Brendan Ryan found out at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in upstate New York that he'd been traded to the Angels. On Monday, his triple-A team, the Syracuse Chiefs, had lost power in the clubhouse, creating what he described as awkward postgame showers.

Now, as the Angels' response to Andrelton Simmons' thumb surgery, Ryan will spend nine of the next dozen nights at his own place, and play the first six games against the two teams with whom he spent the first decade of his career, St. Louis and Seattle.

"It just doesn't get better," Ryan said. "I don't know why this luck has been bestowed upon me. I don't know if I should be here or in Vegas...

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