The Red Sox activated Hanigan (ankle) from the disabled list Friday. Hanigan is ready to return to action after missing nearly a month with his ankle injury. He will work in a reserve role alongside Bryan Holaday behind starting catcher Sandy Leon.
Hanigan (ankle) will be called up to Boston and join the team when it begins a road trip in Oakland on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Hanigan's presence will give Boston manager John Farrell three catchers. He probably will go back to catching knuckleballer Steven Wright, who has a 2.90 ERA with Hanigan catching. A third catcher also allows Farrell to be more aggressive in using Sandy Leon as a pinch hitter in games he doesn't start.
Hanigan (ankle) began a rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Portland on Saturday, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports. Hanigan, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 5 with a case of peroneal tendinitis in his left ankle, went 0-for-3 with an RBI while catching seven innings. The catcher is expected to return to Boston when rosters expand in September.
Hanigan (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment soon and is likely to rejoin the Red Sox when rosters expand next month, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. For now, the Red Sox are getting by Sandy Leon and Bryan Holaday -- two catchers that were completely off the radar at the start of the season. Hanigan will be a helpful contributor, who knows the staff well and is considered a good game caller.
Hanigan (ankle) was placed on the disabled list following Friday night's game against the Dodgers, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox are calling it tendinitis in his left ankle, an injury whose genesis was Thursday night in Seattle when he caught the ankle in an awkward position. Hanigan's playing time has dwindled, partly due to the phenomenal hitting of Sandy Leon, but also because his bat has been cool. He's 2-for-25 since returning from a month-long stay on the disabled list due to a neck strain, and is hitting just .158 on the season with a .437 OPS. With Hanigan out of commission for a bit, the Red Sox claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers from Texas and will join the team Saturday.