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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher | #45

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rollins
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Indians released C Ryan Hanigan.
Hanigan was in Indians camp this spring as a non-roster invitee and stood very little chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. The veteran catcher went 2-for-13 (.154) in the Cactus League. Mar 19 - 12:30 PM

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Indians signed C Ryan Hanigan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll earn $1.25 million if he makes the major league roster, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Hanigan, 37, appeared in 36 games with the Rockies last season while batting .267/.324/.347 in 112 plate appearances. There would likely have to be an injury for Hanigan to see significant time in the majors.
Feb 12 - 9:29 AM

Rockies activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 10-day disabled list.

Hanigan has been out for a couple of weeks with a left groin strain. He'll give the Rockies four catchers, along with Jonathan Lucroy, Tony Wolters, and Tom Murphy.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Rockies placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain.

Tony Wolters has been promoted in a corresponding roster move to back up Jonathan Lucroy. Hanigan holds a weak .250/.311/.333 batting line in 29 games this season with Colorado.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 04:41:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan said after Sunday's game that he's "a little banged uo" with a slight groin strain.

It doesn't sound like it's serious enough to force him to the disabled list, but is something worth monitoring. The veteran backstop is hitting .255/.317/.340 with two homers and 12 RBI in 105 plate appearances on the season.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Thursday due to a stomach virus.

Jonathan Lucroy will now start at catcher and bat fifth versus Braves right-hander Lucas Sims. Hanigan is day-to-day.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Rockies recalled C Ryan Hanigan from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 36-year-old hit .256 with two homers during his 13-game stint in the big leagues earlier this season. Hanigan will back up Tony Wolters.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Rockies optioned C Ryan Hanigan to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hanigan is no longer needed now that Tom Murphy is back from the disabled list. The 36-year-old hit .256 with two homers during his 13-game stint in the big leagues.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan singled and smacked a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Cubs.

Hanigan's blast off of Mike Montgomery got the scoring going for the Rockies in the second inning. He's been a decent enough second catcher for Colorado, but his time could be coming to an end soon with Tom Murphy (wrist) poised to return.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 06:09:00 PM

Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs as part of a 3-for-5 afternoon Thursday in the Rockies’ 11-inning win over the Padres.

After starting the day 0-for-2, Hanigan crushed a solo shot to left field off Ryan Buchter in the seventh inning. In doing so, Hanigan became the 13th player to homer in his Rockies’ debut. After the bullpen blew a 2-0 lead, Hanigan put the Rockies ahead for good by plating Ian Desmond on an infield single in the 11th inning. Despite his strong showing on Thursday, the 36-year-old journeyman is not worth rostering in fantasy.
Thu, May 4, 2017 08:19:00 PM

Rockies selected the contract of C Ryan Hanigan from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hanigan receives the call up due to the fact that regular Rockies starting backstop Tony Wolters has been diagnosed with a concussion after taking a Manuel Margot backswing to the mask on Tuesday. The veteran backstop will see at-bats when fellow catcher Dustin Garneau is not starting, but is just a .250/.345/.334 hitter at the major league level and holds no particular fantasy intrigue.
Wed, May 3, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Rockies signed C Ryan Hanigan to a minor league contract.

Hanigan caught on quickly after being cut loose by the Phillies on Monday.'s Thomas Harding says the deal is worth $1.25 million if Hanigan is in the majors. It's unclear whether the plan is for the Rockies to immediately add him to the big league roster, but he could serve as Tony Wolters' backup while Tom Murphy (forearm) recovers.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 07:56:00 PM

Phillies released C Ryan Hanigan.

Andrew Knapp will open the 2017 regular season as the Phillies' backup catcher. Hanigan was in camp this spring on a non-guaranteed minor league contract.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Phillies signed C Ryan Hanigan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that should Hanigan crack the Opening Day roster out of spring training, he will receive a base salary of $1.25 million, with an additional $375,000 possible in incentives based on starts made. Never a magician with the bat, Hanigan bottomed out in 2016, slashing a career-low .171/.230/.238 with just one homer and 14 RBI in 105 at-bats with the Red Sox. Bat aside, he remains a fine defensive backstop who should serve as a nice veteran presence in the Phillies organization. That being said, the 36-year-old doesn't figure to see a ton of major league at-bats at this stage of his career.
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 04:21:00 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the market for free agent Ryan Hanigan "has started to pick up."

That's according to Hanigan's agent, Tom O'Connell. Hanigan hit just .171 for the Red Sox last year but has been in the league a long time and is still an excellent defensive catcher both in terms of pitch-framing and game-calling. The 36-year-old should land on his feet before spring training rolls around next month.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 07:27:00 PM

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