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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 24 - 5:15 PM

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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.
Sep 12 - 10:09 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.
Aug 26 - 2:31 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.
Aug 25 - 5:53 PM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) had a hit in three at-bats Sunday in a rehab game with High-A Charlotte.

It was his third straight game for Charlotte. Hanigan appears to be recovered from the oblique strain that sent him to the disabled list on July 9 and should rejoin the Rays at some point this week. Or they might put a hold on that until rosters expand September 1. Hanigan was batting just .212/.309/.327 through 61 games for Tampa Bay.
Aug 25 - 8:52 AM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is on track to resume his minor league rehab assignment this Friday.

Hanigan was stalled earlier this month by lingering soreness in his oblique. He's been out since July 9 and probably won't be cleared to return to the Rays until rosters expand on September 1. The veteran catcher has hit just .212/.309/.327 this season for the Rays.
Aug 21 - 8:42 AM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is aiming to resume his minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.

Hanigan has been on the disabled list since July 9 with an oblique strain and recently had a minor setback. But if all goes well from here on out, he could be back on the Rays' active roster by the end of this month. The veteran catcher has hit just .212/.309/.327 in his first season with Tampa Bay.
Aug 19 - 4:07 PM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) went 1-for-3 in a rehab start for Class-A Charlotte on Saturday.

Hanigan singled, walked and scored two runs while DHing in Class-A Charlotte. He's expected to catch on Monday. Hanigan's been out since July 9th. He was batting .212/.309/.327 prior to the injury.
Aug 2 - 9:11 PM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) won't begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Hanigan has some lingering soreness in his oblique, so the Rays will push his rehab stint back a couple of days. He's still on track to be activated in early August. The catcher has been on the shelf since July 9.
Jul 29 - 5:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
SS1Yunel Escobar
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Colome
8Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9Brandon Gomes
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Michael Kohn