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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ryan Hanigan (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.
The plan calls for him to play two games there before hopefully coming off the DL on Friday. Hanigan has been sidelined for two and a half weeks with an oblique strain. Jul 28 - 4:26 PM

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Ryan Hanigan (oblique) has resumed throwing but has yet to do any rotational work.

Players are usually about 10 days away from returning from an oblique injury once they do begin rotational work, so it appears Hanigan won't be back before the end of the month. The Rays will continue to use Jose Molina as their primary catcher while Hanigan is on the shelf.
Jul 23 - 10:59 AM

Rays placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9, with an oblique strain.

The injury dates back to before the All-Star break and Hanigan should be ready to return to the active roster late next week. It's the second stint on the disabled list this season for the 33-year-old catcher, who is batting .212/.309/.327 in 61 games with Tampa Bay.
Jul 17 - 3:14 PM

Ryan Hanigan (side) is not in the Rays lineup on Saturday.

He was scratched from Friday's lineup due to soreness in his left side. Manager Joe Maddon admitted that the team isn't sure if it is an oblique issue or not, and that he's only available in an emergency on Saturday.
Jul 12 - 1:57 PM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from Friday's lineup with soreness in his left side.

Hanigan hasn't played since Tuesday, so it's possible he's been nursing the ailment for a few days. Jose Molina will catch Chris Archer instead.
Jul 11 - 5:55 PM

Ryan Hanigan will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Hanigan hasn't played since Tuesday due to a stiff neck and is sitting out the first game Friday, but it doesn't sound like his neck is an issue anymore. He'll catch Jake Odorizzi in the nightcap.
Jun 27 - 12:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (neck) is not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Orioles.

Hanigan was scratched from the Rays' lineup on Tuesday because of neck stiffness. It's unlikely he was going to play in both games, so we should see him back in there for the nightcap.
Jun 27 - 10:32 AM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Rays' starting lineup on Tuesday because of neck stiffness.

Jose Molina will start behind the plate against the Pirates. Hanigan is considered day-to-day.
Jun 24 - 4:22 PM

Ryan Hanigan had a two-run homer and a walk Monday against the Orioles.

The homer was Hanigan's first since he had a career game April 19 against the Yankees (3-for-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, BB), and he hadn't had an RBI in 13 games since May 12. Obviously, he was playing over his head in April, but he is more of a threat at the plate than Jose Molina and he should be in the Rays' starting lineup the majority of the time.
Jun 17 - 12:14 AM

Rays activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list.

Hanigan played in a couple rehab games with no issues, clearing the way for his return to the Rays. The backstop was hitting .212/.299/.336 with three homers over 42 games before going down with a strained right hamstring in late May.
Jun 10 - 10:36 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) is on track to return Wednesday.

Hanigan began a rehab assignment over the weekend with High-A Charlotte and has experienced no lingering discomfort in his right hamstring. The Tampa Bay catcher has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 27.
Jun 9 - 8:41 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at High-A Charlotte on Saturday.

He'll catch Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) there. Hanigan is expected to need just 1-2 rehab appearances before being activated on June 11 when first eligible.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Jun 5 - 11:18 PM

The Rays are hopeful that Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) will be ready to return around when he's first eligible on June 11.

Hanigan landed on the disabled list last week with a right hamstring strain, but he made it through a workout Monday at Tropicana Field with no issues. The Rays will continue to go with Jose Molina and Ali Solis behind the plate for now.
Jun 2 - 6:05 PM

Rays placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 27, with a right hamstring strain.

Hanigan first strained the hammy over a week ago and then aggravated it on Monday. He'll take at least a couple weeks off to let the injury heal. Ali Solis will back up Jose Molina.
May 28 - 3:46 PM

Ryan Hanigan is hoping to continue playing through the lingering soreness in his right hamstring.

Hanigan had to exit Monday's loss to the Blue Jays after aggravating the hamstring tweak that cost him several games earlier this month. He told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't want to go on the disabled list, though that's what it might to take to finally heal the injury.
May 27 - 4:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
3Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Cole Figueroa
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jake Odorizzi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau