The Los Angeles Angels have acquired 34-year old righty swinging SS Brendan Ryan from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. Ryan played in 21 games in AAA-ball for the Nationals this year and he was 20 for 76 (.263 avg, .686 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Ryan has played in 879 games in his first nine years in the majors and he is 603 of 2,578 (.234 avg, .610 OPS) with 303 runs scored, 19 homers, 203 RBIs and 67 stolen bases. Ryan will share time with Cliff Pennington and Johnny Giavotella at 2B and SS. Ryan is a whiz with the glove, but he isn’t much of a hitter.