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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher | #34

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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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Phillies signed C Ryan Hanigan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that should Hanigan crack the Opening Day roster out of spring training, he will receive a base salary of $1.25 million, with an additional $375,000 possible in incentives based on starts made. Never a magician with the bat, Hanigan bottomed out in 2016, slashing a career-low .171/.230/.238 with just one homer and 14 RBI in 105 at-bats with the Red Sox. Bat aside, he remains a fine defensive backstop who should serve as a nice veteran presence in the Phillies organization. That being said, the 36-year-old doesn't figure to see a ton of major league at-bats at this stage of his career. Jan 25 - 4:21 PM

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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the market for free agent Ryan Hanigan "has started to pick up."

That's according to Hanigan's agent, Tom O'Connell. Hanigan hit just .171 for the Red Sox last year but has been in the league a long time and is still an excellent defensive catcher both in terms of pitch-framing and game-calling. The 36-year-old should land on his feet before spring training rolls around next month.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 21 - 7:27 PM

Red Sox declined their $3.75 million club option on C Ryan Hanigan.

Hanigan gets an $800,000 buyout and will become a free agent next week. The veteran catcher batted just .171/.230/.238 in 113 plate appearances this season for Boston and may be limited to non-guaranteed minor league contract offers on the open market.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan is expected to have his $3.75 million club option for 2017 declined by the Red Sox.

The veteran catcher will get an $800,000 buyout from Boston instead. Hanigan struggled through injuries and ineffectiveness in 2016, finishing with a brutal .171/.230/.238 batting line in 113 plate appearances. The 36-year-old may have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract this winter if he wants to continue his playing career.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 07:18:00 AM

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

Hanigan missed nearly a month of action with tendinitis in his left ankle. Sandy Leon will remain Boston's primary catcher down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (ankle) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this Saturday.

And he could return to the Red Sox right after major league rosters expand on September 1. Hanigan has been out since August 6 with left ankle tendinitis. Sandy Leon will remain Boston's primary catcher.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment soon.

Hanigan has missed the last two weeks of action with tendinitis in his left ankle. He'll rejoin the Red Sox when rosters expand but is likely headed for a diminished role with Sandy Leon playing so well.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Red Sox placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with left ankle tendinitis.

It was clear something was going to happen with Hanigan after the Red Sox claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers. The 35-year-old has hit just .158/.216/.221 in 95 at-bats this season. He probably won't be activated until September.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 02:06:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

Sandy Leon will start behind the plate against the Tigers. Hanigan is considered day-to-day.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 06:09:00 PM

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

He needed a month to recover from a bulging disc in his neck. The Red Sox cleared a spot for Hanigan by optioning Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket. For now, the Red Sox will go with Hanigan and hot-hitting Sandy Leon behind the plate.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (neck) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The Red Sox optioned Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket after Monday's game, so they'll have Hanigan and Sandy Leon share time behind the plate for now. Hanigan has been out since June 4 with a bulging disc in his neck.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (neck) could be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Hanigan has hit only .222/.348/.278 over six games on his rehab assignment, but he's feeling healthy and that's all the Red Sox are really concerned with. The club could option Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Hanigan.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 09:56:00 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged the team will have to make a difficult decision when Ryan Hanigan (neck) comes off the disabled list next week.

Hanigan is rehabbing in Triple-A Pawtucket, so a decision could be coming in the next few days. Sandy Leon has hit .545 during Hanigan's absence and is out of minor league options. There's a good chance Leon won't clear waivers if he's designated for assignment. The Red Sox are unlikely to carry three catchers, which puts Christian Vazquez on the hot seat. Vazquez has been a liability at the plate, hitting just .215 with one homer and 149 at-bats this season. It's going to be a tough call for Farrell.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (neck) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

He's expected to take four at-bats out of the designated hitter spot. Hanigan probably won't begin playing catcher at Pawtucket until sometime this weekend or early next week. He's been on the disabled list since June 4 because of a bulging disc in his neck.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (neck) threw to bases Monday at Fenway Park.

Hanigan has been sidelined since June 4 due to a bulging disc in his neck, but he's hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the week. Christian Vasquez and Sandy Leon will continue to handle catching duties for now.
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
3Ryan Hanigan
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Chris Coghlan
3Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Roman Quinn
RF1Michael Saunders
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Clay Buchholz
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3Joaquin Benoit
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Luis Garcia
7Joely Rodriguez
8Hoby Milner
9Adam Morgan
10Sean Burnett
11Michael Mariot
12Cesar Ramos
13Colton Murray