DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 1 day ago

Hanigan left Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies early due to an illness, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan was forced to leave after just one at-bat, in which he provided a hit for Boston. He was replaced in the lineup by Christian Vazquez. His status for Thursday's series finale is up in the air.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 1 day ago

Hanigan is in the lineup and batting eighth, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan had been day-to-day with a hand injury but appears to back to full strength. The 35-year-old is hiting .179 with eight RBI this season.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 2 days ago

Manager John Farrell announced that he expects Hanigan (hand) to return to the lineup Wednesday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A hand contusion has kept Hanigan out of the lineup since Saturday, but Farrell believes that the backstop has had enough time to recover and that he will get back into the lineup Wednesday. With an impending Hanigan return, Christian Vazquez will likely draw an off day Wednesday.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 2 days ago

Hanigan (hand) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Christian Vazquez will remain behind the plate for Tuesday's game while Hanigan continues to nurse a hand contusion. It's unclear if Hanigan will be ready to return in time for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockies, but if he isn't ready, Vazquez or Blake Swihart would be the likely options to fill in behind the plate.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 5 days ago

Hanigan exited Saturday's game in the seventh inning with a left hand contusion, Evan Drellich of The Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Christian Vazquez came on to replace the injured Hanigan on Saturday after he suffered a hand injury. The Red Sox have yet to comment on the severity of Hanigan's injury, but early reports suggest that he may have avoided suffering anything serious. More information on Hanigan's status figures to be made available following Saturday's contest.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 1 week ago

Hanigan is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Royals, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Game 1 and while those numbers don't welcome an encore, catchers usually don't play in back to back games of a doubleheader. Christian Vazquez will get the nod behind the plate and bat eighth in Wednesday's night game.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 2 weeks ago

Hanigan went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI in Sunday's 10-9 win over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ho hum, just another crazy Sunday at Fenway Park. Despite the big day, Hanigan's only hitting .196 on the season and he doubled his RBI total from four to eight, so don't expect a repeat performance any time soon.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 2 weeks ago

Hanigan is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan has gotten off to a tough start this season, batting just .143 on the season and has just one hit in his last 18 at-bats, but will continue to get regular playing time as the Red Sox attempt to keep Christian Vazquez healthy. Vazquez will replace Hanigan in the lineup Wednesday, but Hanigan has played alternating games this season by and large.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 3 weeks ago

Hanigan is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan is getting regular reps as the backup catcher with the Red Sox taking a cautious approach with Christian Vazquez. Hanigan is hitting just .167 on the season with one extra-base hit in 30 at-bats this season. However, he will cede the starting job to Vazquez on Wednesday.

DTDRyan Hanigan C BOS 4 weeks ago

Hanigan is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Christian Vazquez will start over Hanigan, who went down swinging in all three plate appearances Friday. The two players have been splitting the workload fairly evenly since Vazquez's return, and that figures to continue while Blake Swihart works some things out in the minors.