Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
2 days ago

Hanigan will get the start at catcher for Thursday's game against the Twins, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Hanigan's been healthy this season, he has normally caught the knuckleballer Steven Wright, who is on the mound Thursday. The 35-year-old has only played in four games since the beginning of June, but will give Sandy Leon a day off for the series opener against Minnesota.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
2 weeks ago

Hanigan went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Boston's 11-6 win over Texas on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan was making his first start since being activated off the disabled list, getting the assignment of catching the knuckleballer Steven Wright. He'll get at least two-to-three starts per week, but is considered the backup to Sandy Leon at this time.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
3 weeks ago

Hanigan will start Wednesday night with knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan had been catching most of Wright's start prior to his recent DL stint. Additionally, manager John Farrell said he sees Sandy Leon catching at least three of every five games. That will limit Hanigan to a handful of at-bats each week.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
3 weeks ago

Hanigan (neck) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a month on the DL as he recovered from a strained neck, Hanigan will return to the big club, pushing Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket. With just one other catcher (Sandy Leon) remaining on the 25-man roster, Hanigan could be in line for regular starts behind the plate.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
4 weeks ago

Hanigan (neck) will get a day off Monday, then catch two consecutive games for Triple-A Pawtucket, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan has been catching some and DHing some while out on a rehab assignment. The plan now calls for him to be reevaluated after catching two consecutive games. We suspect he'll rejoin Boston later this week.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
1 month ago

Hanigan will begin his rehab assignment with the team's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate Thursday, serving as the designated hitter, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears he will ease back into action by just hitting first before returning behind the plate. It's possible his return to the majors could come within the week, and the Red Sox will have a difficult decision considering Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon have both played well recently.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
1 month ago

Hanigan (neck) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Thursday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old backstop has been rehabbing a neck strain since early June, but he's been able to progress at a relatively quick rate. A rehab assignment is next on the docket for Hanigan, and it could happen as soon as Thursday. Once he begins the rehab assignment, he'll likely only need a handful of games to be ready to come off the DL. That said, the Red Sox will have an interesting decision regarding their catching situation once Hanigan is ready to return given that Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon have both played well of late.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
1 month ago

Hanigan (neck) is throwing to the bases and hopes to start a rehab assignment this week, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan has not played since June 4 and is still eyeing a return near the end of June. The 35-year-old is hitting just .186 with no home runs and 10 RBI, so he will likely revert to a backup role once he is back to full strength.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
1 month ago

Hanigan (neck) has regained full range of motion and is set to begin light baseball activity, the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list 10 days ago, doesn't appear to be in line to return at the 15-day mark. In the meantime, Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon are serving as Boston's catching tandem.

Ryan Hanigan
C BOS
2 months ago

Manager John Farrell is hopeful that Hangman (neck) will come off the disabled list after the minimum 15 days, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanigan had been dealing with the issue in his neck for parts of the last two weeks, but it seems the Red Sox are confident a couple weeks off should be good enough to get their catcher back to full health. Naturally, a firm timetable for his return won't be available until he gets closer to the end of his recovery process, but this development is definitely a good sign for Hanigan and the Red Sox.