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Hanigan (oblique) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

With Hanigan's oblique soreness lingering into early August, the Rays opted to shut him back down from baseball activities, but Hanigan said Tuesday that he's been pain-free for a couple days. He'll ramp up his activity from here with an eye toward playing in minor league games later this week, and barring setback, should rejoin the big club on the road next week.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 22 Days

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) won't begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Hanigan has some lingering soreness in his oblique, so the Rays will push his rehab stint back a couple of days. He's still on track to be activated in early August. The catcher has been on the shelf since July 9.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 23 Days

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

The plan calls for him to play two games there before hopefully coming off the DL on Friday. Hanigan has been sidelined for two and a half weeks with an oblique strain.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 29 Days

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.