Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

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

Hanigan, who just returned to action Thursday, will be held out Saturday with the Red Sox playing a day game following a night game. Sandy Leon will get the start behind the plate in Hanigan's place.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) has been activated from the DL and is in the lineup Thursday, WEEI reports.

Hanigan is back with the team for the first time since the start of May, and he'll serve as the catcher with Wade Miley on the hill. In order to make room on the roster, Boston optioned Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) was expected to be activated Wednesday, but weather-related travel delays forced the Red Sox to postpone his activation, the Boston Globe reports.

Hanigan's return will force a roster move, but nothing definite has been announced. Blake Swihart (optioned) and Sandy Leon (designated for assignment) are the most likely candidates to move off the 25-man roster. There's some hope that Hanigan's return could benefit the struggling Rick Porcello, who has a 3.79 ERA with Hanigan behind the dish.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) is expected to be activated Wednesday, the Boston Globe reports.

Hanigan, who has been on the disabled list since May 2 with a broken finger on his right hand, had 25 plate appearances in seven rehab appearances, most recently catching both ends of a double-header Monday. Manager John Farrell has not yet announced a corresponding roster move.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) caught both ends of a double-header for Double-A Portland on Monday.

Hanigan is right on track to return to Boston when eligible Wednesday. Manager John Farrell has not tipped his hand when discussing the moves to accommodate Hanigan's return. The Red Sox could carry three catchers for a brief period of time, but eventually, either Blake Swihart or Sandy Leon will be demoted.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) is on track to return from the DL on Wednesday.

When Hanigan returns, he won't be the everyday catcher as he was before the injury. It's possible that both Blake Swihart and Sandy Leon will remain on the active roster.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) will remain on his rehab assignment for at least another week, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

Hanigan began the assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, and he's slated to see time in a handful of games before his expected return to the Red Sox at the beginning of July.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) began his rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and went 0-for-3 with a run scored in six innings behind the plate.

There's no timetable for how long Hanigan will remain out on rehab. Once he's ready to come back, we presume Blake Swihart will be sent back down to Pawtucket where he can continue his development and get everyday at-bats.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) will play five-to-seven innings behind the plate in his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal reports.

Hanigan has progressed ahead of schedule and the start of his rehab assignment is the latest milestone on his road to recovery. Upon his return to the majors, it looks as if he'll replace Blake Swihart behind the plate.

Ryan Hanigan C BOS 1 month ago

Hanigan (hand) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, CSNNE's Sean McAdam reports.

The veteran catcher will need about a week's worth of games to be ready to return to the Red Sox, so a return the following week seems likely. Boston has not announced which catcher on the 25-man roster Hanigan will replace, but they could opt to send struggling prospect Balke Swihart back to Triple-A so that he can get back on track at the plate.