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10 Ryan Hanigan C
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 8/16/1980 | Birthplace: Washington, DC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: Rollins College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,350,000 | Owned/Started%: 9/7 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Red Sox thrilled with newcomer Hanigan behind the plate


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Unlike many teams in the new pitching-rich age of baseball, the Red Sox have enough offense to afford a defensive specialist behind the plate. And Ryan Hanigan has certainly filled the role to expectations.

That's saying something considering he led the National League in 2012 and 2013 by throwing out 48 and 45 percent of attempted base stealers, respectively, for Cincinnati. Over his nine-year career, pitchers caught by Hanigan own a 3.63 ERA, nearly a half-point below the major league average. He is 2-for-7 in throwing out runners this year, but it has been his ability to handle the pitching staff that has been most impressive.

"The one thing that's clear is his intensity and commitment to pitch called and received is clearly there," John Farrell told the Boston Herald.

Bullpen coach Dana LeVangle was even more effusive in his praise.

"He's been unbelievable," he said. "He's one of those guys you look up the word 'catcher'  in the dictionary and his name might be in there. It's all about the pitcher on the mound, it's all about trying to get wins and doing the right things. He's really good. ...He's getting himself in position, ready for a certain pitch. It might be a tough pitch to handle, he's just preparing for that. He does a really good job sticking pitches."

Hanigan is so intense behind the plate that the Red Sox are fearful of injury. He has already been hit by two foul balls that smacked his right hand, which he often leaves exposed.

Though he has not hit the ball with authority, he does have 10 walks in 29 at-bats in compiling a fine .410 on-base percentage.


Current Red Sox have hit Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen hard


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has surrendered a .323 batting average to current Red Sox hitters, masnsports.com reports.

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has collected more hits against Chen than anyone in the lefty pitcher's career, going 14 for 27 with a .519/.567/.778 line. Designated hitter David Ortiz is 8 for 21 with a home run, right fielder Shane Victorino is 4 for 10 with a home run and shortstop Xander Bogaerts is 3 for 10 with a home run against Chen. All four are in the starting lineup Monday, as are first baseman Mike Napoli, who's just 3 for 17 against Chen but with two home runs, and catcher Ryan Hanigan, who's 1 for 9 with a home run against the pitcher.

The Orioles are underdogs (+110) against the Red Sox in Boston Monday.


Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Hanigan out of Red Sox's lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Second baseman Dustin Pedroia and catcher Ryan Hanigan are out of the Red Sox's starting lineup for Sunday's game against Baltimore. 

Pedroia is hitless in his last two games with three strikeouts. He's getting a rest on Sunday. Brock Holt replaces him at second base, leading off. 

Hanigan also gets a day off. Sandy Leon replaces him behind the plate, batting ninth.


Ryan Hanigan snaps 0-for-15 slump for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan snapped a hitless stretch of 15 at bats by going one for four on Tuesday. 

Hanigan had a hit on Opening Day, and nothing since. Tuesday's hit lifted his average to .105, but, despite not hitting, Hanigan has walked seven times and has a .364 on base percentage with four runs scored. 

Hanigan also hit a ground ball that ended up plating the go-ahead run on a pair of Washington errors. 


Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan says he's ready for everyday role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan said Friday he is ready for an everyday role now that catcher Christian Vazquez is out for the season due to Tommy John surgery, per WEEI.com.

“It’s too bad what happened to [Vazquez]. To tell you the truth, I was looking forward to playing with him this year,” Hanigan said. “He was ready and he was working hard, and the tandem we would have had I think would have been real solid. It’s too bad, but I’ve got to step up and get myself ready to play every day. Embrace that opportunity. … I’ll be ready.”


Christian Vazquez (elbow) on MRI: They 'found something' there


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez underwent an MRI on his injured elbow, and told reporters on Saturday that they "found something," but have to make a firm diagnosis. He's scheduled to undergo a second opinion in the Fort Myers area, according to WEEI.

Vazquez caught a minor-league game on Friday, but was prohibited from throwing to bases. Manager John Farrell said he's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, per the Providence Journal. The Red Sox will likely consider Ryan Hanigan and prospect Blake Swihart as possible replacements for Vazquez.

"There's a little bit there, but I've got more in my tank," Vazquez said. "I want to be 100 percent to help the team. I need to be ready to help the team win.

"That's my goal, be ready and healthy because this is my first time getting hurt. I'm a little bit sad with myself for my first time, but I'm fine."


Red Sox, Padres complete Hanigan-for-Middlebrooks trade


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Red Sox and Padres completed a trade Friday, with catcher Ryan Hanigan heading to Boston in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox announced.

Hanigan, 34, is signed for two more seasons with a team option for 2017. He hit .218/.318/.324 with five home runs and 34 RBI in 225 at-bats in 2014.

Middlebrooks, 26, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after the 2015 season. He hit .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 at-bats in 2014.


Padres, Nats, Rays announce Wil Myers trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Padres officially announced an 11-player, three-team trade that sent Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego on Friday, per the team's official website.

San Diego acquired Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes from the Rays. Tampa Bay received catcher Rene Rivera, right-handed pitcher Burch Smith and infielder Jake Bauers from San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza and left-handed pitcher Travis Ott from Washington. Meanwhile, the Nationals received right-handed pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named later, likely infielder Trea Turner, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.


Padres to acquire Will Middlebrooks from Red Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Padres have agreed to a deal that would send Former Tampa Bay catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

The deal will take care of one of the corner infield vacancies for the Padres. Middlebrooks has a career .237/.284/.411 slash line with 34 homers and 122 RBI over 830 at-bats through three seasons with the Red Sox. He has never played at Petco Field. Hanigan hit .218 with five home runs and 34 RBI over 225 at-bats last season with the Rays.


Padres, Rays and Nationals complete Wil Myers trade


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Padres, Rays and Nationals have completed a trade that will send Wil Myers to San Diego, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The deal had been in the works for a few days, but was finally agreed to late Thursday night. Myers, 24, will head to the Padres in the deal. He hit .222/.294/.320 over 325 at-bats with the Rays last season. Myers also missed time due to a wrist injury. 

The Padres will also receive catcher Ryan Hanigan and pitchers Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo in the deal. 

Tampa Bay will receive outfielder Steven Souza and pitcher Travis Ott from the Nationals. Souza, 25, hit .345/.427/.577 in 357 at-bats spread over three levels last year. 

The Rays will also receive catcher Rene Rivera, first baseman Jake Bauers and pitcher Burch Smith from San Diego.

Washington is set to acquire pitcher Joe Ross from San Diego. The team will also receive infielder Trea Turner in the deal. Turner was a 2014 draft pick, and cannot be traded until midseason, so he's currently considered a player to be named later.


Padres, Rays and Nationals on the verge of three-team deal


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) The Nationals, Padres and Rays are on the verge of a three-team deal, which would send outfielder Wil Myers to San Diego, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Heyman has confirmed the multiple media reports outlining the full details of the trade. The Padres are set to receive Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, pitcher Gerardo Reyes and pitcher Jose Castillo from the Rays.

The Rays are getting two players from the Nationals -- outfielder Steven Souza and pitcher Travis Ott -- and three players from the Padres -- catcher Rene Rivera, first baseman Jake Bauers and pitcher Burch Smith.

The Nationals are getting pitcher Joe Ross from the Padres, as well as a player to be named later, which will be shortstop prospect Trea Turner. Because Turner was a 2014 draft pick, he can't be traded until June.


Ryan Hanigan ready to roll at Fenway on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan has returned from a toe injury to nail down a spot in the lineup for the Thursday night game in Boston.

Hanigan has played just once since Saturday. He is hitless in his last 11 at-bats.


Ryan Hanigan sitting out with toe injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan was scratched from Wedesday's starting lineup.

Hanigan injured himself while trying to block a pitch from Brad Boxberger. He'll be replaced by Curt Casali. 


Ryan Hanigan brought back from DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, ahead of the team's Orioles.

Hanigan has been out since July 8 with an oblique injury, but was expected to return Tuesday after finishing up his rehab assignment in Class A. He hit .250/.375/.400 in 20 at-bats on assignment. 


Ryan Hanigan could return Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan could return to action Tuesday, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Hanigan has been sidelined since July 8 with an oblique injury. He's been able to get through a couple games of rehab, and could return soon. Hanigan hit .212 in 165 at-bats prior to the injury.


Ryan Hanigan has three-hit game in rehab


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan cranked out a hit in each of his three at-bats Sunday while playing his third straight game for Class A Charlotte. Hanigan has five hits in 20 at-bats in the minors while working back from a strained oblique.

Ryan Hanigan set to start rehab Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan should begin his rehab assignment at Class A Charlotte Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hanigan, who is working his way back from an oblique injury, is likely to need 25-30 at-bats at Charlotte before the team considers bringing him back from the DL. He is tentatively scheduled to return around the start of September. Hanigan has been out since early July due to this injury, and has already suffered one setback while on assignment. 


Ryan Hanigan, David DeJesus take batting practice Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) A pair of injured Rays were spotted by The Tampa Tribune taking batting practice at Tropicana Field Tuesday, as catcher Ryan Hanigan (oblique) and David DeJesus (hand) were able to hit prior to Tuesday's game. At this point, it is not clear if either player is on the verge of returning from the disabled list despite their return to the team.

Hanigan's oblique has been pain free for the last few days and expects to begin a rehab assignment either Wednesday or Thursday. 


Ryan Hanigan limited to running bases after setback


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan had his minor-league rehab assignment shut down last week, and manager Joe Maddon told MLB.com he still does not have a timetable to return.

Hanigan has been limited to baserunning drills before games in recent days, though Maddon did note he is continuing to improve every day. 


Ryan Hanigan resumes rehab stint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan (oblique) resumed a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday with Class A Charlotte. Hanigan went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored in a rain-shortened game. He could be ready to return at some point next week.

Ryan Hanigan not expected to return this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is not expected to rejoin the team this weekend, the Tampa Bay Times reports. He will resume a minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte at the start of the week, which will run through at least until Wednesday. 

Soreness pushes back timetable for Ryan Hanigan


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan experienced soreness in his oblique Tuesday, which pushes back his timetable to return to the team a few days, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Hanigan, who had been expected to come back by Friday, has been out since July 8.


Ryan Hanigan on schedule to rejoin Rays on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan will begin a rehab stint Wednesday with Class A-Advanced Charlotte and could return to the big league team as early as Friday, per the Tampa Bay Times.

A left oblique injury has sidelined Hanigan since July 8. He will seek to improve his production at the plate upon his return. Hanigan was hitless in his last five games before going down as his average fell to .212.


Ryan Hanigan takes step toward recovery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan has resumed throwing as he ramps up his recovery from a left oblique injury that has landed him on the disabled list.

Hanigan is still more than a week away from eligibility to return to the lineup.


Oblique injury lands Ryan Hanigan on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to July 9.