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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher | #10

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rollins
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / CIN
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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. Jul 5 - 1:59 PM

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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.
Jul 4 - 5:42 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.
Jul 1 - 9:56 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.
Jun 25 - 6:58 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.
Jun 23 - 11:20 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.
Jun 20 - 4:56 PM

Ryan Hanigan (neck) increased his activity on Thursday.

He did some hitting, running and throwing, but has yet to resume catching. When he does, Hanigan plans to improve his posture, which he thinks contributed to his bulging disc. The disc pushed on Hanigan's nerve, leading to dizziness and inflammation. Hanigan said his condition improved quickly after receiving an epidural. Christian Vasquez and Sandy Leon have been filling in at catcher for Boston.
Jun 16 - 9:54 PM

Red Sox placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck.

Hanigan suffered the injury on Saturday. It's unclear at the moment how long he'll be on the shelf. Sandy Leon has been brought up to serve as the Red Sox' backup catcher.
Jun 5 - 10:28 AM

Ryan Hanigan was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained neck.

Hanigan has been out of the lineup with a wide array of ailments recently, and it sounds as though he's going to miss another couple of games. Blake Swihart also left Saturday's game with an injury, so Christian Vazquez will handle everything behind the plate for awhile.
Jun 4 - 6:57 PM

Ryan Hanigan (neck, illness) is available off of the bench on Saturday.

The veteran backstop was unavailable on Friday due to a neck issue and an illness that he has been battling.
May 28 - 10:34 AM

Ryan Hanigan (illness, neck) is not in the Red Sox's lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

He left Wednesday's game with an illness and is also battling neck stiffness. Christian Vazquez will draw another start behind the plate. Blake Swihart, who is starting in left field, will fill in if Vazquez leaves early.
May 26 - 5:15 PM

Ryan Hanigan was forced out of Wednesday's game against the Rockies due to an illness.

Hanigan collected a single in his first at-bat, but was pulled for a pinch-hitting Christian Vasquez in the bottom of the fourth. The Red Sox forwarded that he is dealing with a bit of a bug. Consider him day-to-day. Hanigan is also fighting through a left hand contusion suffered over the weekend. Tough times for the veteran backstop.
May 25 - 8:50 PM

Ryan Hanigan left Saturday's game against the Indians with a left hand contusion.

Trevor Bauer drilled him with a pitch in the sixth inning. Christian Vasquez pinch-hit for Hanigan in the seventh and replaced him behind the plate. Hanigan could be headed for X-rays.
May 21 - 7:42 PM

Ryan Hanigan will start Sunday against Houston.

He'll catch for Henry Owens. So far, Hanigan has been behind the plate for Steven Wright's last two outings and all three of Joe Kelly's starts. Christian Vazquez will start when Rick Porcello takes the mound on Monday. Neither player has contributed much on offense this year. Meanwhile, Opening Day catcher Blake Swihart is in the minors learning how to play the outfield.
Apr 23 - 11:05 PM

Ryan Hanigan is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the Red Sox in Friday's game versus the Blue Jays.

Hanigan will serve as Joe Kelly's personal catcher, at least early on in the season. The Red Sox are going with the rest of their normal regulars against Marcus Stroman.
Apr 8 - 3:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
4Bryce Brentz
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Michael Martinez
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Sean O'Sullivan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Clay Buchholz
10Noe Ramirez
11Carson Smith
12Brandon Workman