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Hanigan is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Hanigan will sit in favor of Jose Molina for the second time in three days, with an early afternoon game on tap following a night game. The 34-year-old Hanigan homered Friday for the first time since June 16 and is now batting .305 since his return from the DL.

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Hanigan went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

In a fairly rare display of power, Hanigan provided the only run of this contest with his third-inning blast off of Blue Jays' lefty J.A. Happ. The veteran catcher has been swinging the bat well so far here in the season's last month, going 8-for-25 with five RBI across 10 games (seven starts).

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Hanigan is out of the lineup again Sunday.

Hanigan will sit for the second straight day Sunday, with Jose Molina starting behind the plate while Curt Casali caught Saturday's contest. There's no indication of an injury for the veteran catcher, but with three backstops on the roster in September, it's possible Hanigan will see less playing time.

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Hanigan is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Curt Casali will catch starter Drew Smyly with Hanigan sitting following two straight starts. Hanigan is 5-for-14 with a double so far in September, and 8-for-25 overall since his return from the DL.

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Hanigan is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, MLB.com reports.

Hanigan will be afforded a rest after starting the last two nights. Jose Molina steps in behind the plate.

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Hanigan is out of the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Hanigan will give way to Jose Molina in the finale against Baltimore, after going 1-for-7 with a run scored in his first two games back from the DL. His fantasy upside is limited, but Hanigan will serve as the primary option behind the plate for the Rays now that he's healthy.

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Hanigan (oblique) has been activated from the 15-day DL, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Presumably, he'll rejoin the lineup Tuesday night. Curt Casali was optioned to High-A Port Charlotte to clear a roster spot for Hanigan.

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Hanigan could return to the Rays' lineup Tuesday evening, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After going 3-for-10 across three rehab games this past weekend for High-A Charlotte, Hanigan (oblique) appears ready to make his way back to the big leagues. The veteran backstop has played 61 games for the Rays this season, slashing .212/.309/.327 over 190 plate appearances.

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Hanigan (oblique) went 2-for-3 while playing seven innings at High-A Charlotte on Friday night.

He's in the lineup again Saturday, but will serve as the designated hitter as he continues to increase the activity level in his rehab assignment.

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Hanigan (left oblique strain) will begin his rehab assignment Friday with High-A Charlotte, the Tampa Bay Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

He's a defensive specialist, and was slashing just .212/.309/.327 before his injury, so he's really only relevant in deeper two-catcher leagues. If everything goes well during his rehab assignment, he could rejoin the Rays in a week or two.