Ryan Hanigan C TB 21 Hrs

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) has resumed throwing but has yet to do any rotational work.

Players are usually about 10 days away from returning from an oblique injury once they do begin rotational work, so it appears Hanigan won't be back before the end of the month. The Rays will continue to use Jose Molina as their primary catcher while Hanigan is on the shelf.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 7 Days

Rays placed C Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9, with an oblique strain.

The injury dates back to before the All-Star break and Hanigan should be ready to return to the active roster late next week. It's the second stint on the disabled list this season for the 33-year-old catcher, who is batting .212/.309/.327 in 61 games with Tampa Bay.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 12 Days

Ryan Hanigan (side) is not in the Rays lineup on Saturday.

He was scratched from Friday's lineup due to soreness in his left side. Manager Joe Maddon admitted that the team isn't sure if it is an oblique issue or not, and that he's only available in an emergency on Saturday.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 13 Days

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from Friday's lineup with soreness in his left side.

Hanigan hasn't played since Tuesday, so it's possible he's been nursing the ailment for a few days. Jose Molina will catch Chris Archer instead.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 27 Days

Ryan Hanigan will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Hanigan hasn't played since Tuesday due to a stiff neck and is sitting out the first game Friday, but it doesn't sound like his neck is an issue anymore. He'll catch Jake Odorizzi in the nightcap.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 27 Days

Ryan Hanigan (neck) is not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Orioles.

Hanigan was scratched from the Rays' lineup on Tuesday because of neck stiffness. It's unlikely he was going to play in both games, so we should see him back in there for the nightcap.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 30 Days

Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Rays' starting lineup on Tuesday because of neck stiffness.

Jose Molina will start behind the plate against the Pirates. Hanigan is considered day-to-day.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 1 Month

Ryan Hanigan had a two-run homer and a walk Monday against the Orioles.

The homer was Hanigan's first since he had a career game April 19 against the Yankees (3-for-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, BB), and he hadn't had an RBI in 13 games since May 12. Obviously, he was playing over his head in April, but he is more of a threat at the plate than Jose Molina and he should be in the Rays' starting lineup the majority of the time.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 1 Month

Rays activated C Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list.

Hanigan played in a couple rehab games with no issues, clearing the way for his return to the Rays. The backstop was hitting .212/.299/.336 with three homers over 42 games before going down with a strained right hamstring in late May.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 1 Month

Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) is on track to return Wednesday.

Hanigan began a rehab assignment over the weekend with High-A Charlotte and has experienced no lingering discomfort in his right hamstring. The Tampa Bay catcher has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 27.