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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher | #10

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rollins
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Hanigan will start Sunday against Houston.
He'll catch for Henry Owens. So far, Hanigan has been behind the plate for Steven Wright's last two outings and all three of Joe Kelly's starts. Christian Vazquez will start when Rick Porcello takes the mound on Monday. Neither player has contributed much on offense this year. Meanwhile, Opening Day catcher Blake Swihart is in the minors learning how to play the outfield. Apr 23 - 11:05 PM

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Ryan Hanigan is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the Red Sox in Friday's game versus the Blue Jays.

Hanigan will serve as Joe Kelly's personal catcher, at least early on in the season. The Red Sox are going with the rest of their normal regulars against Marcus Stroman.
Apr 8 - 3:08 PM

The Red Sox plan to pair Ryan Hanigan with Joe Kelly early in the season.

They developed a good rapport last season and Red Sox manager John Farrell wants to keep it going. Hanigan could make more starts, but Blake Swihart is expected to handle most of the catching duties this season.
Mar 30 - 1:09 PM

Ryan Hanigan has been battling a hand injury.

He hasn't played in nearly a week, although Blake Swihart's hot bat has contributed to that. Hanigan is expected to make at least one more start before the end of the season.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (calf) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the lineup Monday against the Yankees.

Hanigan missed two straight starts over the weekend due to right calf tightness, but he's doing better now. The 35-year-old will continue to share playing time with Blake Swihart as the BoSox play out the string.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (calf) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's missed two straight starts with a tight calf, although it's not believed to be serious. Blake Swihart is catching in Hanigan's place again Sunday.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

No reason given yet for the scratch. Blake Swihart will suit up again behind the plate and will catch for Joe Kelly on Saturday.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 03:03:00 PM

Red Sox activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 60-day disabled list.

He missed about two months with a fractured hand. For now, the Red Sox will keep three catchers. Hanigan will bat ninth Thursday against Toronto. The 34-year-old is hitting .222 this year with one homer and five RBI.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) wasn't activated from the disabled list Wednesday because of a flight cancellation that delayed his arrival in Toronto.

Hanigan is in Toronto now but won't be activated until Thursday. Blake Swihart is likely to be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the roster.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) will not be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

That's the day the Red Sox had been targeting him to return. The club could be delaying a decision with their catchers, as Blake Swihart has played well of late and the Sox don't want to lose Sandy Leon, who is out of options. Either way, Hanigan will surely be activated later this week.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) is targeting a return to the Red Sox on July 1.

He's currently on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket as he continues in his recovery from a fractured right hand. It's unclear what will happen to the Red Sox catching situation upon his return, whether he'll share time with Blake Swihart, or if Swihart will be sent back to Triple-A for more seasoning while Hanigan returns to the starting job.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 09:11:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

He's expected to need a week's worth of rehab games, putting him in line to return at the tail-end of June. Blake Swihart figures to be sent to the minors once Hanigan is ready.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Hanigan, out since May 1 with a fractured right hand, took batting practice Tuesday at Fenway Park. He's slightly ahead of scheduled in his recovery and could rejoin the Red Sox around the end of the month.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) could begin taking batting practice this weekend.

Hanigan has been swinging a bat in recent days as he continues to recover from a fractured right hand. With Blake Swihart struggling at the dish, the Red Sox could certainly use the veteran backstop back in the lineup. Barring any setbacks, he remains on track to rejoin the Red Sox in early July.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) will resume throwing next week.

Hanigan fractured his right hand on May 1 and was moved to the 60-day disabled list a couple days after that. He's recovered well, though, and expects to be activated when first eligible in early July.
Tue, May 26, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Chris Young
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Pat Light
10Brandon Workman