Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

Ryan Hanigan C TB 3 Months

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.

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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.