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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Hanigan finished 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Rangers.
Acquired from the Reds over the winter, Hanigan is expected to serve as Tampa Bay's primary catcher this season. The 33-year-old gets on base and is highly-regarded for his framing ability behind the plate, so he's more useful in real life than he is in standard fantasy leagues. Apr 4 - 11:16 PM

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Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed Saturday that Ryan Hanigan will be the team's primary backstop in 2014.

Maddon anticipates Hanigan catching more than 50-percent of the team's games during the season, but hasn't set any pitcher-catcher pairings just yet. He should hit for a decent average, which paired with regular at-bats makes him a decent late-round gamble in deep two-catcher mixed leagues.
Mar 1 - 12:34 PM

Rays acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the Reds in a three-team trade; signed him to a three-year, $10.75 million contract with a club option for 2017.

The Rays also acquired reliever Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks in the three-team deal. Hanigan struggled offensively this year while dealing with a wrist injury, but he has been more productive in the past and is an asset behind the plate. He'll share playing time with Jose Molina in Tampa Bay.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:06:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Rays will give Ryan Hanigan a three-year, $11 million contract extension once the trade with the Reds is completed.

It's expected to be a three-way trade, with the Diamondbacks reportedly involved. Hanigan batted just .198/.306/.261 in 260 plate appearances with the Reds this year, but he should be an excellent fit in an tandem with Jose Molina in Tampa Bay.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:40:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Ryan Hanigan will get a multi-year deal from the Rays after coming over from the Reds.

The Rays are set to acquire Hanigan from the Reds, possibly as part of a three-team deal. The 32-year-old is currently under team for one more year, but Tampa Bay clearly sees him as more than a short-term piece.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 01:34:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Reds are trading catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Rays.

It could be part of a three-team deal. The Rays have been connected to Hanigan in the past, so it's not a surprising landing spot. The 32-year-old will likely share playing time with Jose Molina behind the plate, leaving Jose Lobaton as the odd man out. The trade clears the way for Devin Mesoraco to be the full-time catcher in Cincinnati, so he could get a boost in fantasy value in 2014.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of hears that as many as 10 teams could be involved in the trade market for Ryan Hanigan.

Cotillo says to expect the Phillies and Rangers to be two of the teams in on the Reds catcher. The Yankees and Rays have also been interested in Hanigan in the past and both could use an upgrade at catcher. Hanigan has been deemed expendable by the Reds after they signed Brayan Pena to be Devin Mesoraco's backup.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:36:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney expected the Reds to either non-tender or trade Ryan Hanigan following the signing of Brayan Pena.

Hanigan is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after earning $2.05 million during a disappointing 2013 season that saw him bat just .198/.306/.261 over 75 contests. He's a career .262/.359/.343 hitter, though, and offers strong defense, so the Reds should find a taker. Olney notes that the Yankees and Rays have been interested in Hanigan in the past.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 10:37:00 AM

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

Hanigan missed nearly a month with a sore left wrist. Devin Mesoraco played well in his absence and the two seem likely to share the catching job pretty evenly.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan is still dealing with soreness in his left wrist and is unsure when he'll be activated from the disabled list.

"The strength is there," he said. "It’s still a little bit sore. But it’s not too bad." Hanigan took some live batting practice Saturday but admitted that he hasn't "gone all out yet." Still, he seems likely to be activated sometime during the upcoming week.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Ryan Hanigan (wrist) won't be activated from the disabled list on Thursday as originally hoped.

Hanigan overdid it while swinging on Sunday. It doesn't look like a significant setback, as he could return as soon as Friday.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 08:57:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan (wrist) is expected to be activated from the disable list on Thursday.

It's the first day he's eligible. "He's doing very well," Reds athletic trainer Paul Lessard said. "His catching with the left hand, and moving the glove has been fine. It's just the velocity of his swing and the force on his hand, which is kind of in question." Devin Mesoraco has been swinging a hot bat, so the Reds can afford to ease Hanigan back into things if they want.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 09:18:00 PM

Reds placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist.

Hanigan has been bothered by the wrist injury since last week. He tried playing through it but that only made matters worse. Devin Mesoraco will get the majority of playing time at catcher for the next few weeks. Corky Miller has been recalled to back up Mesoraco.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

Hanigan returned to action Tuesday after missing Monday's game with some irritation in his left wrist, but he'll sit out Wednesday with the early start time. Devin Mesoraco is behind the dish.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan is back in the Reds' lineup Tuesday.

Hanigan was scratched from Monday's lineup with some irritation in his left wrist. He's still not 100 percent, but he's feeling better than Devin Mesoraco (back).
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger