Ryan Hanigan C BOS 2 days 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.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 6 days 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.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 week ago

Hanigan is in the lineup and batting eighth for Friday's game against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan has been splitting time with Christian Vazquez since he was called up from Triple-A and will get the start in a tough matchup with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. The veteran is hitting just .208 through seven games, making his fantasy value minimal.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 2 weeks ago

Hanigan is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan got the start yesterday to catch Joe Kelly, but is still the backup even with Blake Swihart in Pawtucket. Hanigan has just one hit in 11 at-bats this season and will make way for Christian Vazquez behind the plate.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 3 weeks ago

Hanigan will get the start behind the plate Wednesday against the Orioles, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan has developed into Joe Kelly's personal catcher, and will draw into the lineup over Blake Swihart on Wednesday as a result. Hanigan's only played in one other game this season-Kelly's first start-and went 0-for-3 at the plate with a walk.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland, Sean McAdam of CSNNE reports. He will bat eighth in the order against Danny Salazar.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joe Kelly will be on the mound Thursday, so Boston will deploy Hanigan behind the dish for his start. This will likely be a regular occurrence for Hanigan, at least to begin the year, but Blake Swihart still figures to be Boston's regular catcher most of the time.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan is expected to catch most of Joe Kelly's starts to begin the year, Ken Laird of WEEI reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan will be the backup to Blake Swihart but is not expected to catch on a regular basis. The 34-year-old is the team's most experienced catcher, but he could find himself in an even lesser role later in the season once Christian Vasquez (elbow) is back in the fold after offseason Tommy John surgery.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 2 months ago

Hanigan is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday after missing time due to illness, the Boston Globe reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan will back up Blake Swihart to start the season, but his long-term situation is clouded by the return of Christian Vazquez, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. Vazquez will likely start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he can get his arm strength back up and get re-accustomed to all aspects of catching. Whether or not Vazquez can catch everyday -- Baltimore's Matt Wieters could not catch on consecutive days last season after he came back form the same surgery -- should not be a factor. With Swihart around, the Red Sox don't need Vazquez to catch everyday, so they could bring him up to be an occasional starter. Still, Hanigan, with a valuable source of MLB knowledge, would be handy to keep around.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 2 months ago

Hanigan was scratched from Saturday's game with a headache, NESN's Maureen Mullen reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This sounds like a fairly minor ailment, and Hanigan should be back in action in the coming days. He may make the roster as the backup to Blake Swihart while Christian Vazquez gets a bit more seasoning in the minors, but Swihart and Vazquez are clearly the two prized backstops in the system, and it would not be surprising if Hanigan was squeezed out at some point in the first half.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 7 months ago

Hanigan (hand) remains out of the lineup Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hanigan has been dealing with a sore right hand through the better part of the last two weeks, however interim manager Torey Lovullo seemed to indicate Hanigan could return this season. With just one more game to go this season, Hanigan will have to make an appearance Sunday to fulfill Lovullo's prediction.