Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
1 month ago

The Red Sox declined their 2017 option on Hanigan's contract, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan's skill at the plate drastically regressed from 2015's already-mediocre performance. Over 35 games in the majors, he recorded a .171 batting average and struck out in more than 20 percent of his at-bats. If he gets signed by another team, the 36-year-old will likely serve as a reserve option or simply provide organizational depth behind the plate.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
3 months ago

The Red Sox activated Hanigan (ankle) from the disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan is ready to return to action after missing nearly a month with his ankle injury. He will work in a reserve role alongside Bryan Holaday behind starting catcher Sandy Leon.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
3 months ago

Hanigan (ankle) will be called up to Boston and join the team when it begins a road trip in Oakland on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan's presence will give Boston manager John Farrell three catchers. He probably will go back to catching knuckleballer Steven Wright, who has a 2.90 ERA with Hanigan catching. A third catcher also allows Farrell to be more aggressive in using Sandy Leon as a pinch hitter in games he doesn't start.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
3 months ago

Hanigan (ankle) began a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Portland on Saturday, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan, who went 0-for-3 with an RBI while catching seven innings, has been on the disabled list since Aug. 5 with a case of peroneal tendinitis in his left ankle, . The catcher is expected to return to Boston when rosters expand in September.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 months ago

Hanigan (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment soon and is likely to rejoin the Red Sox when rosters expand next month, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

For now, the Red Sox are getting by Sandy Leon and Bryan Holaday -- two catchers that were completely off the radar at the start of the season. Hanigan will be a helpful contributor, who knows the staff well and is considered a good game caller.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 months ago

Hanigan (ankle) was placed on the disabled list following Friday night's game against the Dodgers, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox are calling it tendinitis in his left ankle, an injury whose genesis was Thursday night in Seattle when he caught the ankle in an awkward position. Hanigan's playing time has dwindled, partly due to the phenomenal hitting of Sandy Leon, but also because his bat has been cool. He's 2-for-25 since returning from a month-long stay on the disabled list due to a neck strain, and is hitting just .158 on the season with a .437 OPS. With Hanigan out of commission for a bit, the Red Sox claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers from Texas and will join the team Saturday.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 months ago

Hanigan (ankle) has a left ankle injury, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan is not in Friday's lineup against the Dodgers and while he is not the Red Sox everyday man behind the plate, an ankle injury could have something to do with him riding the bench. It does not appear to be a serious issue as there have been no MRI's or X-rays scheduled but it is something to keep an eye on in the coming days.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 months ago

Hanigan is in the lineup Friday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out four consecutive games with flu-like symptoms, Hanigan is in the lineup while Sandy Leon gets the night off. Hanigan has struggled at the plate this season and is posting a poor line of .176/.231/.247.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 months ago

Hanigan (illness) took part in full baseball activities Thursday and is expected to start Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan has missed the last three games due to flu-like symptoms.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 months ago

Hanigan will need another couple of days before he fully recovers from flu-like symptoms, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan was a late scratch from Tuesday's game and sat out another Wednesday, though manager John Farrell said he was available "in an emergency." This means Sandy Leon will be the starting backstop until Hanigan is ready for a full nine innings.