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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rollins
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Ryan Hanigan has been battling a hand injury.
He hasn't played in nearly a week, although Blake Swihart's hot bat has contributed to that. Hanigan is expected to make at least one more start before the end of the season. Sep 30 - 8:46 AM

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Ryan Hanigan (calf) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the lineup Monday against the Yankees.

Hanigan missed two straight starts over the weekend due to right calf tightness, but he's doing better now. The 35-year-old will continue to share playing time with Blake Swihart as the BoSox play out the string.
Sep 1 - 9:51 AM

Ryan Hanigan (calf) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's missed two straight starts with a tight calf, although it's not believed to be serious. Blake Swihart is catching in Hanigan's place again Sunday.
Aug 30 - 10:05 AM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

No reason given yet for the scratch. Blake Swihart will suit up again behind the plate and will catch for Joe Kelly on Saturday.
Aug 29 - 3:03 PM

Red Sox activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 60-day disabled list.

He missed about two months with a fractured hand. For now, the Red Sox will keep three catchers. Hanigan will bat ninth Thursday against Toronto. The 34-year-old is hitting .222 this year with one homer and five RBI.
Jul 2 - 3:58 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) wasn't activated from the disabled list Wednesday because of a flight cancellation that delayed his arrival in Toronto.

Hanigan is in Toronto now but won't be activated until Thursday. Blake Swihart is likely to be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the roster.
Jul 1 - 11:04 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) will not be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

That's the day the Red Sox had been targeting him to return. The club could be delaying a decision with their catchers, as Blake Swihart has played well of late and the Sox don't want to lose Sandy Leon, who is out of options. Either way, Hanigan will surely be activated later this week.
Jul 1 - 10:07 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) is targeting a return to the Red Sox on July 1.

He's currently on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket as he continues in his recovery from a fractured right hand. It's unclear what will happen to the Red Sox catching situation upon his return, whether he'll share time with Blake Swihart, or if Swihart will be sent back to Triple-A for more seasoning while Hanigan returns to the starting job.
Jun 20 - 9:11 AM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

He's expected to need a week's worth of rehab games, putting him in line to return at the tail-end of June. Blake Swihart figures to be sent to the minors once Hanigan is ready.
Jun 19 - 5:05 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Hanigan, out since May 1 with a fractured right hand, took batting practice Tuesday at Fenway Park. He's slightly ahead of scheduled in his recovery and could rejoin the Red Sox around the end of the month.
Jun 16 - 1:38 PM

Ryan Hanigan (hand) could begin taking batting practice this weekend.

Hanigan has been swinging a bat in recent days as he continues to recover from a fractured right hand. With Blake Swihart struggling at the dish, the Red Sox could certainly use the veteran backstop back in the lineup. Barring any setbacks, he remains on track to rejoin the Red Sox in early July.
Jun 11 - 10:21 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Marco Hernandez
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Deven Marrero
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Junichi Tazawa
4Robbie Ross
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Jonathan Aro
8Williams Jerez
9Pat Light
10Matt Barnes
11Noe Ramirez
12Roman Mendez
13Brandon Workman