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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%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan starts after activation from DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) As expected, the Red Sox activated catcher Ryan Hanigan off the 60-day disabled list Thursday. They wasted little time getting him into the lineup, as he started and hit ninth against the Blue Jays.

Hanigan has been sidelined since early May due to a broken finger.


Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan's activation from DL will be delayed a day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan (hand) won't be activated off the disabled list Wednesday as originally expected after his flight to Toronto was delayed, according to The Providence Journal. He is now expected to be activated Thursday.

Red Sox plan to activate Ryan Hanigan on Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) The Red Sox plan to activate catcher Ryan Hanigan from the disabled list on Wednesday, the first day he's eligible to return, manager John Farrell said. 

Hanigan was placed on the 60-day disabled list on May 2, with a fractured hand. 

Farrell said that the team may go with three catchers in the short term, after Hanigan is activated, per the Boston Herald.


Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan goes hitless in rehab game Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan went 0 for 3 in his first rehab assignment game at Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

Hanigan has not played since May 2 because of a fractured hand. He is expected to remain at Triple-A for about a week.


Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan to begin rehab assignment on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. Hanigan has been on the disabled list since May 2 with a fractured hand.

The veteran backstop will require a week or so worth of games before he is ready to be activated, according to Comcast SportsNet.


Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan might begin rehab assignment next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, who has been out since early May with a fractured hand, took batting practice at Fenway Park on Tuesday, according to The Boston Herald. Hanigan is slightly ahead of schedule and could begin a rehab assignment next week, manager John Farrell said.

Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (finger) could take BP this weekend


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, who has been on the disabled list since early May with a finger injury, has been taking swings recently. He believes he will be able to take batting practice on the field as early as this weekend, according to the Boston Globe

Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (finger) expects to return when eligible


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan is expected to begin throwing next week. Hanigan has been on the disabled list since May 2 with a finger injury. He says he expects to be ready to return when eligible in early-July, according to WEEI.com.

Known more for his defenisive prowess, Hanigan was batting just .222 (12 for 54) in his first 19 games before getting injured. He does have two doubles and a home run on the year.


Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan serving as a mentor to Swihart, Leon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been sidelined since early May with a fractured knuckle and has been serving as an informal catching coach for rookie Blake Swihart and journeyman Sandy Leon, per the Boston Herald.

"There have been conversations with Sandy and Blake prior to a series (especially) if it's a team we've played already this year," Farrell said of Hanigan's mentoring. "He gives his insights and feedback from what he experienced from behind the plate.

"There are conversations between some innings in the dugout with what he is seeing. It is just an open dialogue and both guys have a tremendous amount of trust and respect for him and he adds what he can."

Hanigan was awarded the catching job at the start of the season when Christian Vazquez was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. He remains hopeful he'll compete for his old starting job once he's back from the disabled list at some point before the All-Star break.

"I had a good evaluation and it's really going along," Hanigan said. "The doctor's happy and I can start moving around and run and do things to keep my body in shape."


Red Sox claim Luis Jimenez, place Ryan Hanigan on 60-day DL


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) The Red Sox claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Brewers, the team announced on Sunday. 

Jimenez was designated for assignment by Milwaukee after opening the season with a .067 average. 

To make room for Jimenez on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox moved catcher Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Hanigan is sidelined with a hand injury. 


Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (finger) undergoes surgery, out until late July


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan underwent surgery Saturday to repair a broken finger and isn't expected back until late July, according to WEEI.com.

Hanigan, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list, fractured the finger during Friday's loss to the Yankees.

“He had surgery today,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “There were some pins inserted. It’s going to be a lengthy recovery time. I wouldn’t anticipate him back before the All-Star break.”

Red Sox purchase contract of Blake Swihart; Ryan Hanigan to the DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Red Sox officially purchased the contract of catching prospect Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees at Fenway Park.

Swihart, 23, will take over for Ryan Hanigan, who suffered a broken finger on Friday against New York. Hanigan was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Swihart, ranked No. 2 on Boston's Top 30 prospects list by MLB.com, will make his big-league debut and hit ninth in the order for Boston on Saturday. He batted .338/.392/.382 with three doubles and 11 RBI over 18 games at Triple-A.

"I feel ready. I don't think I'd be here if I didn't feel ready," Swihart said, per the Boston Herald.

Swihart added that he put plenty of work into his defense while in the minors, per MLB.com.

"I think I've improved a lot," Swihart said. "Whether that's learning new pitches or learning what they like to throw, when they like to throw it. Just pitch calling, and everything. That's my biggest thing I wanted to improve on."

Boston is a slight favorite (-115) at home against the Yankees, per VegasInsider.com.


Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan could undergo surgery Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan could undergo surgery to repair his fractured hand as early as Saturday. The team is awaiting second opinions before deciding on surgery, according to the Boston Globe

"First, we don't anticipate losing Ryan Hanigan for the entire year," manager John Farrell said, per the Boston Herald. "Before we start to answer questions on the future, we're focused on today. Blake is aware of that. We feel like there's a pretty good structure around him right now for the needs that he might have behind the plate, and we'll go from here."

Hanigan suffered the injury during Friday's loss to the Yankees and remains without a timetable for return, but he is expected to play again this season.


With injury to C Ryan Hanigan, Red Sox to call up Blake Swihart from Triple-A


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) With the hand injury to catcher Ryan Hanigan suffered in Friday's loss to the Yankees, the Red Sox will call up catcher Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, reports CBSSports.com MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

Hanigan suffered a displaced fracture in his hand and will require surgery.

Swihart was hitting .338 with 11 RBI in 18 games this season for Pawtucket.



Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan breaks hand on Friday, to undergo surgery


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan suffered a displaced fracture in his hand during Friday's loss to the Yankees and will require surgery, reports the Boston Globe

Hanigan exited Friday's game after getting hit with a pitch while behind the plate. 

"Don't know yet," Red Sox manager John Farrell said when asked how long Hanigan will be out. "Substantial amount of time, though, with a fracture, and likely surgery. I don't know the exact length of time, but it's going to be lengthy."

Former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier this week and could be acquired in a trade. Before the injury to Hanigan, the Red Sox were not believed to be pursuing Saltalamacchia.

CBSSports.com MLB Insider Jon Heyman reported after Friday's game that the Red Sox will call up catcher Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.


Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan leaves Friday's game with hand injury


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan left Friday's game against the Yankees after getting hit with a pitch while behind the plate, reports the Boston Globe.

Sandy Leon replaced Hanigan at catcher.

Sandy Leon replaces Ryan Hanigan at catcher for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Sandy Leon is in the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday's game at Baltimore, bumping Ryan Hanigan

Leon starts for the second time in four games and sixth time this season. 

The Sox are -105 money line favorites over Baltimore. 


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.