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July 26, 2018 06:52 PM
Ryan Hanigan: Released by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was released by the Giants on Thursday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Hanigan appeared in just 18 games with Triple-A Sacramento this season and posted a lowly .447 OPS, so the Giants decided to part ways.

May 6, 2018 07:20 PM
Giants' Ryan Hanigan: Headed to Giants on minors deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan agreed to a minor-league deal with the Giants on Sunday, Jon Heyman of reports.

Hanigan slashed .267/.324/.347 over 33 games with the Rockies last season but had yet to catch on with a big-league club in 2018. The veteran backstop was cut loose by the Indians back in mid-March, and this will be his first opportunity with a team since. Hanigan will serve primarily as organizational depth, as Buster Posey is locked in as the main catcher, with Nick Hundley seemingly safe in a backup role.

March 19, 2018 12:44 PM
Ryan Hanigan: Cut loose by Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was released by the Indians on Monday, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

Hanigan was never projected to make the team's Opening Day roster with Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes ahead of him. The 37-year-old is still a solid defender, but he doesn't figure to serve as anything more than organizational catching depth in 2018.

February 12, 2018 09:44 AM
Indians' Ryan Hanigan: Lands minors deal with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan agreed Monday with the Indians on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Both of the Indians' top two catchers from 2017 (Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes) have multiple years left on their contract and top prospect Francisco Mejia could be ready for duty behind the plate at some point this season, so it's difficult to envision Hanigan parlaying his minor-league deal into an extended stint with the big club in 2018, barring an injury to one of the aforementioned players. The 37-year-old Hanigan is well regarded for his receiving skills, but wouldn't bring much offensive upside to the table if he ends up landing regular plate appearances with the Indians. He slashed .267/.324/.347 across 112 plate appearances with Colorado last season, which equated to a meager 59 wRC+.

October 4, 2017 03:42 AM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Playing time limited following return from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan logged just five regular-season at-bats after returning from the disabled list in early September.

That being said, the veteran did notch three hits in those five at-bats, but the presence of Jonathan Lucroy really hurt Hanigan's value. His .267 batting average on the season was his best mark in that category since 2012 when he was still with the Reds, but he seems likely to remain a backup no matter where he lands this winter.

September 7, 2017 06:24 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Activated from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan (groin) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Hanigan is back with the big club after a brief stay on the shelf with a groin strain. The 37-year-old has appeared in just 29 games for the Rockies this season, compiling a .250/.311/.333 line with two homers. He'll return to his role as a reserve catcher for the Rockies down the stretch.

August 22, 2017 05:08 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Lands on DL with groin strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Hanigan said he was "a little banged up" over the weekend, according to Nick Groke of The Denver Post, so the Rockies decided to give him some time on the shelf to get better. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined at this point, but the Rockies won't miss him much given the recent addition of Jonathan Lucroy. Tony Wolters was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will serve as the backup to Lucroy until Hanigan is back.

August 21, 2017 12:52 AM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Dealing with groin issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan has a strained groin, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

Hanigan remarked that he's "a little banged up" and, as such, should be considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday's series opener against the Royals. The catcher doesn't play much anyway -- he only has 96 at-bats this year -- so any absence won't have much, if any, fantasy impact.

August 20, 2017 09:12 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Back in action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan (illness) is starting at catcher and hitting eighth Sunday against the Brewers.

He has not played since Aug. 13 as he dealt with a stomach bug but will catch lefty Kyle Freeland in the series finale against Milwaukee. Hanigan is hitting .270 in 37 at-bats since the All-Star break.

August 17, 2017 01:56 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Scratched with stomach woes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was scratched from the Rockies' Thursday lineup with a stomach bug, Thomas Harding of reports.

He'll give way to Jonathan Lucroy, who loses his day off. Hanigan may take at least another day to recover, so NL-only players may have to wait to get a contribution from him.

July 19, 2017 09:04 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Drives in two runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs during Wednesday's win over San Diego.

The backstop has been playing semi-regularly since being recalled to the majors June 30, but this was his first multi-hit showing. In fact, Hanigan went just 3-for-20 through his previous six starts. Still, calling Coors Field home is a nice fantasy bonus, so Hanigan has some appeal in cavernous setups.

July 9, 2017 12:20 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Hitting eighth Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan (back) is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth Sunday against the White Sox.

He missed the last three games while dealing with back spasms, but was able to get back in the fold in the final game of the first half. Hanigan could end up losing his spot on the 25-man roster when the Rockies are ready to give Tom Murphy the promotion from Triple-A Albuquerque.

July 9, 2017 03:32 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Dealing with back spasms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was scratched from a scheduled start Friday against the White Sox due to upper back spasms, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

Given that Tony Wolters is the primary catcher for Colorado, most people didn't bat an eye when Hanigan was left out of the lineup Friday, but it seems that an injury is lingering enough to keep him on the bench. Despite the absence, neither the veteran backstop nor the team thinks the setback is serious, so it's unlikely that he'll spend any time on the disabled list, especially with the All-Star break coming up. Consider him day-to-day for the time being, with Wolters continuing to shoulder a bigger workload in the meantime.

July 1, 2017 04:20 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Called up Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was called back up to the Rockies on Friday, and will start behind the plate during the series opener against Arizona, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Hanigan was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque in mid-June, but is back up with the big-league team and catching Jon Gray on Friday. The 36-year-old has spent 13 games with Colorado this season, hitting .256/.304/.395 with two home runs and eight RBI. In a corresponding move, the team sent down Tom Murphy, making Hanigan the backup to Tony Wolters.

June 16, 2017 04:04 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

With Tom Murphy (forearm) coming off the disabled list Thursday, Hanigan agreed to head back to the minors in order to clear a roster spot. He'll offer catching depth in the minors, though he likely won't return to the big leagues unless something happens to Murphy or Tony Wolters.

June 9, 2017 06:52 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Pops second homer Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 5-3 win over the Cubs.

It's just his second homer of the season and first since his first game of the year back on May 4. Hanigan has seen little action since then, playing in only 13 games, and with Tom Murphy (forearm) close to coming off the DL the veteran catcher's time with the Rockies could be nearing its end.

June 7, 2017 12:32 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Returns to lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan (ankle) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

After missing the past six games, Hanigan returns to the lineup in the eight spot while catching Kyle Freeland on Wednesday. The 36-year-old will give Tony Wolters his first day off this month for the conclusion of the Rockies' series with the Indians. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Hanigan is 9-for-37 from the plate with one home run and six RBI in his 12 appearances for Colorado.

June 6, 2017 12:16 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Sidelined with injured ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan is dealing with an ankle injury, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

The veteran hasn't appeared in any of the past five games, even with Sunday's day game -- normally an opportunity for him to take over behind the plate and give regular catcher Tony Wolters a breather. The severity of the ailment is unclear, although the Rockies will likely play things safe with Wolters playing well and young catcher Tom Murphy (forearm) nearing a return. Consider Hanigan day-to-day for now.

May 25, 2017 02:44 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Seizes backup catching duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan is 8-for-29 (.276) with one home run and six RBI in eight games for the Rockies this season.

After injuries to both Tony Wolters and Tom Murphy (forearm) forced him into MLB action, Hanigan came out of the gate hot to make his case to remain on the big-league roster. It ultimately worked, and although he's slowed down at the plate a bit, he still has a firm foothold on the backup catching duties. Murphy is still a few weeks away from rejoining the Rockies, so it seems like Hanigan will be in Denver for the foreseeable future, albeit in a reserve role.

May 3, 2017 06:36 PM
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Contract purchased from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hanigan had his contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.

With Tony Wolters headed to the DL with a concussion, Hanigan was added to the 25-man roster to serve as the Rockies' second catcher. Hanigan has held his own at Triple-A so far this season, slashing .282/.360/.359 across 39 at-bats (13 games). He'll primarily serve as backup to Dustin Garneau for the time being, though he'll likely be headed back to Triple-A once Wolters is ready to be activated.

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