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Rays place Ryan Hanigan on the disabled list

Jul 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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Ryan Hanigan‘s strained oblique muscle didn’t get any better during the All-Star break, so the Rays have placed the catcher on the disabled list retroactive to July 9.

Tampa Bay acquired Hanigan from Cincinnati in December and quickly signed him to a contract extension, valuing his combination of pitch-framing and a .360 career on-base percentage. However, he’s hit just .212 with a .309 on-base percentage in 61 games for the Rays, who’ll now use Jose Molina again as their primary catcher.

  1. connormyboy - Jul 17, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    and the second half begins like the first half another player on the DL.

  2. indaburg - Jul 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Jose Molina was never intended to be the Rays’ primary catcher. This does not bode well. He has been overworked this season due to Hanigan’s injuries.

    Hanigan’s OBP has been significantly down, but his work with Archer and Odorizzi has been excellent.

  3. tmc602014 - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Remembering Jose as an Angel, backing up his brother Bengie.

  4. hittfamily - Jul 17, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    It’s a good thing we traded John Jaso for a rapist, and then DFA’d Steven Vogt and Robinson Chirinos. Good gracious, we have traded away or DFA’d 4 young useful catchers in the last 3 years, and now we are back to starting Molina.

    • hunnymoney - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM

      Agreed…we desperately need a catcher yet we keep trading away guys that become good young catchers…makes no sense…

  5. icee82 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Curt Casali is on his way from Durham!

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