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Ryan Hanigan | Catcher | #10

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rollins
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / CIN
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Red Sox declined their $3.75 million club option on C Ryan Hanigan.
Hanigan gets an $800,000 buyout and will become a free agent next week. The veteran catcher batted just .171/.230/.238 in 113 plate appearances this season for Boston and may be limited to non-guaranteed minor league contract offers on the open market. Nov 3 - 2:26 PM

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Ryan Hanigan is expected to have his $3.75 million club option for 2017 declined by the Red Sox.

The veteran catcher will get an $800,000 buyout from Boston instead. Hanigan struggled through injuries and ineffectiveness in 2016, finishing with a brutal .171/.230/.238 batting line in 113 plate appearances. The 36-year-old may have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract this winter if he wants to continue his playing career.
Nov 3 - 7:18 AM

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

Hanigan missed nearly a month of action with tendinitis in his left ankle. Sandy Leon will remain Boston's primary catcher down the stretch.
Sep 2 - 8:14 AM

Ryan Hanigan (ankle) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this Saturday.

And he could return to the Red Sox right after major league rosters expand on September 1. Hanigan has been out since August 6 with left ankle tendinitis. Sandy Leon will remain Boston's primary catcher.
Aug 25 - 10:58 AM

Ryan Hanigan (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment soon.

Hanigan has missed the last two weeks of action with tendinitis in his left ankle. He'll rejoin the Red Sox when rosters expand but is likely headed for a diminished role with Sandy Leon playing so well.
Aug 21 - 9:32 AM

Red Sox placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with left ankle tendinitis.

It was clear something was going to happen with Hanigan after the Red Sox claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers. The 35-year-old has hit just .158/.216/.221 in 95 at-bats this season. He probably won't be activated until September.
Aug 6 - 2:06 AM

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

Sandy Leon will start behind the plate against the Tigers. Hanigan is considered day-to-day.
Jul 26 - 6:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Blake Swihart
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Junior Lake
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Clay Buchholz
8Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Fernando Abad
4Matt Barnes
5Robbie Ross
6Joe Kelly
7Robby Scott
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman
11Carson Smith
12Kyle Martin
13Luis Ysla