"He played again [Saturday], playing shortstop in [Double-A] Trenton," Girardi said. "He's played some third. We'll have him play some second. He's getting pretty close, I would think."
Ryan played in 49 games with the Yanks last season, batting .167. In his absence, the team has decided to use second baseman Stephen Drew as a potential backup shortstop and third baseman.
The Yankees also said Sunday that shortstop Gregorio Petit will play in Tampa on Monday with pitcher Ivan Nova. Petit went on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right hand on May 6. Nova is recovering from Tommy John surgery in April 2014.
Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com.