Brendan Ryan ready for unhappy fans

Updated: February 18, 2014, 1:09 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the name of Derek Jeter's backup, Brendan Ryan, appears in the New York Yankees' lineup this season, Ryan knows fans will be unhappy.

And he has a plan to combat the jeers.

"Embrace the boos," the slick-fielding Ryan said Tuesday.

Jeter announced on Facebook last week that he plans to retire after this season, a decision he is expected to elaborate on during a news conference Wednesday.

With Jeter turning 40 and coming off a season in which ...

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