When Michael Pineda's pine-tar-induced suspension officially concludes Tuesday, the Yankees will place him on the disabled list and activate infielder Brendan Ryan, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Ryan has been on the DL since the beginning of the season due to a pinched nerve in his upper back.

Ryan, 32, isn't much of a hitter but he could provide some value to the Yankees. Throughout his career, Ryan has been an excellent defensive player. Without ever really being a full-time player, Ryan's defensive runs saved* were 25, 22, 18 and 27, respectively, from 2009-12.

Now, as I mentioned, Ryan isn't much in the batter's box. He's a career .237/.299/.329 (72 OPS+) hitter. But the Yankees aren't getting a ton from their middle infield right now.

Yankees second basemen this season have hit .255/.355/.363 while shortstops have hit .217/.300/.252. Plus, their infield as a whole is already at negative-three defensive runs saved.