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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 30 - 10:05 AM

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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.
Aug 29 - 3:03 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.
Jul 2 - 3:58 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.
Jul 1 - 11:04 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.
Jul 1 - 10:07 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.
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Jun 20 - 9:11 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.
Jun 19 - 5:05 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.
Jun 16 - 1:38 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.
Jun 11 - 10:21 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.
May 26 - 7:48 PM

Red Sox transferred C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Luis Jimenez. Hanigan is out through the All-Star break after having surgery on Saturday to repair a fractured hand.
May 3 - 2:46 PM

Ryan Hanigan underwent surgery Saturday for his fractured right wrist and is expected to be sidelined through the All-Star break.

Hanigan suffered the injury Friday night when he got hit on the right hand by a pitch while catching. Top prospect Blake Swihart made his major league debut on Saturday and will serve as Boston's primary backstop going forward. Christian Vazquez was lost to Tommy John elbow surgery before the start of the season.
May 2 - 4:37 PM

Red Sox placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.

Hanigan sustained the injury while he was hit by a pitch on his right hand while behind the plate. There has been no clear timetable given for his recovery, only that he will be out a significant amount of time. Blake Swihart has been recalled from Triple-A and will function as the team's primary catcher in his absence.
May 2 - 10:27 AM

Ryan Hanigan sustained a fractured knuckle when hit by a pitch during Friday's game against the Yankees and will require surgery.

The Red Sox have indicated that Hanigan will be out a substantial amount of time and that they'll look both internally and externally for possible replacements behind the plate. With Blake Swihart tearing it up at the dish in Triple-A, he seems like the most logical candidate, though the recently-released Jarrod Saltalamacchia could attract interest as well.
May 1 - 10:44 PM

Ryan Hanigan was removed from Friday's game against the Yankees after being hit by pitch in his right hand while behind the plate.

It's at least the third time this season that Hanigan has been hit on his right hand while behind the dish. The extent of the damage is unclear at the moment, but he was replaced by Sandy Leon. The Red Sox should have an update on his status shortly.
May 1 - 9:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
CF1Mookie Betts
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Alejandro De Aza
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Jean Machi
3Junichi Tazawa
4Alexi Ogando
5Craig Breslow
6Robbie Ross
7Tommy Layne
8Heath Hembree
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro