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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Ryan Hanigan went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Red Sox' win over the Rays Tuesday.

Hanigan scored the only run of the game on a throwing error by Rays infielder Ryan Brett. The catcher moved into a primary role when Christian Vazquez was lost to an elbow injury, and he's hitting .207/.410/.310 through 11 games. His best offensive days are behind him, but the 34-year-old is a modest 5-for-14 in the last week.
Apr 21 - 10:14 PM

Ryan Hanigan launched a two-run homer against the Orioles on Friday.

Hanigan's blast, which was his first home run of the season, tied the game in the fifth inning. Boston went on to win in the bottom of the ninth. Hanigan is hitting just .136 (3-for-22) so far, but he has drawn seven walks, so his on-base percentage sits at .345. The Red Sox will take it, at least until top prospect Blake Swihart is deemed ready.
Apr 17 - 11:03 PM

Red Sox acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the Padres for INF Will Middlebrooks.

The veteran backstop had a rough season offensively in 2014 but is universally praised for his defensive prowess. He'll share time behind the dish with Christian Vazquez in Boston.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:53:00 PM

Padres acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the Rays in the Wil Myers trade.

Hanigan is expected to be flipped to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks. The veteran backstop hit just .218/.318/.324 in 2014, but he draws rave reviews for his defense and has shown nice on-base skills in the past.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Rays general manager Matthew Silverman said Sunday that the team's most obvious need is to find a catcher to backup Ryan Hanigan.

Silverman indicated that the team is working to address that need, and there's a chance they could do so at the winter meetings. Hanigan is locked in as the team's primary backstop, and even though he hit just .218/.318/.324 he could be a worthwhile second catcher in the later rounds of deeper mixed league drafts.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Rays' starting lineup Wednesday due to a sore big toe.

Hanigan suffered the minor injury Tuesday while trying to block a pitch. Curt Casali is at catcher for Tampa Bay on Wednesday night against the Red Sox.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan slugged a solo homer in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

His third-inning blast was the only run of the night for either side. Hanigan is highly-regarded for his ability behind the plate, but he's had another disappointing year with the bat, putting up a lowly .229/.320/.348 batting line to go along with five homers and 33 RBI.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:09:00 PM

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

Hanigan, out since early July with a left oblique strain, made it through three minor league rehab games with High-A Charlotte without incident. He'll return to a .212/.309/.327 batting line through 61 games this season.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) could be activated Tuesday.

Hanigan, out since early July with a left oblique strain, had three hits in three at-bats Sunday in his third minor league rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte. The veteran catcher is batting just .212/.309/.327 through 61 games this season with Tampa Bay.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Blake Swihart
2Sandy Leon
3Ryan Hanigan
4Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Shane Victorino
3Carlos Peguero
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Matt Barnes
6Tommy Layne
7Steven Wright
8Brandon Workman
9Heath Hembree
10Anthony Varvaro