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  1. The Padres option Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A

    Jul 22, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

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    He was not the infield answer the Padres had been looking for.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 6, 2015, 7:03 AM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander, doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

  3. Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn’t expect Ryan Hanigan back before the All-Star break

    May 2, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan

    Catcher Ryan Hanigan figures to be out until the All-Star break, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.

  4. Ryan Hanigan needs surgery, so the Red Sox will call up prospect Blake Swihart

    May 1, 2015, 10:44 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan

    Ryan Hanigan will need surgery to repair a fractured finger on his right hand suffered during Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

    Blake Treinen

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the Nationals defense stunk.

  6. Christian Vazquez to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Apr 1, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday morning.

  7. Red Sox won’t rush prospect Blake Swihart to the majors despite Christian Vazquez injury

    Mar 30, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Ryan Hanigan and Sandy Leon figure to handle catching duties for the Red Sox in the early part of the season.

  8. Vazquez insurance: The Red Sox acquire catcher Sandy Leon from the Nationals

    Mar 30, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sandy Leon

    Leon looks to have the inside track on the Sox’ backup catching gig.

  9. Christian Vazquez to visit Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 29, 2015, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Ryan Hanigan is expected to open the season as Boston’s starting catcher. And season-ending surgery for Vazquez would likely accelerate the timetable for top prospect Blake Swihart’s debut.

  10. Christian Vazquez says he’s nervous about his elbow

    Mar 28, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

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    An MRI showed “something” in Christian Vazquez’s right elbow.

  11. 2015 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 20, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ortiz Ramirez Sandoval

    Worst to first . . . to worst and back to first?

  12. The Padres aren’t done! They’re trading Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks

    A third base hole filled in San Diego, a good defensive catcher goes to Boston.

  13. Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade

    Dec 17, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

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    A three-team, 11-player trade has been agreed upon between the Rays, Padres, and Nationals. It centers around outfielder Wil Myers.

  14. One day in, the new “clarification” on the collision rule seems to have already been messed up

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    We’re still, apparently, in The Land of Murky when it comes to plays at the plate.

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  16. Dustin Pedroia exits Saturday’s game with a head injury

    Aug 30, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia took an elbow to the head in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Rays, and had to leave the game.

  17. Ryan Hanigan rejoins Rays after six weeks on disabled list

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan Rays

    Acquired from the Reds this offseason after posting a .360 on-base percentage through his first seven seasons in the majors, Hanigan hit just .212 with a .309 on-base percentage in 61 games before the injury.

  18. Rays place Ryan Hanigan on the disabled list

    Jul 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan Rays

    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.

  19. Sean Doolittle’s scoreless innings streak snapped at 26 2/3

    Jun 28, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle has quietly been one of baseball’s best closers this season. The Marlins put an end to his scoreless innings streak on Saturday.

  20. Video: The Reds fall victim to a 6-2-4-3-2 double play

    Apr 13, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Joey Votto, Zack Cozart

    The Reds make a pair of base running errors on the same play.

  21. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco returns from disabled list

    Apr 7, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with an oblique injury.

  22. 2014 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Cincinnati Reds. The Big Question: Is this still a playoff team? The Reds won 90 games last year to…

  23. 2014 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:25 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: Is this a championship offense? The Rays have led the American League in ERA…

  24. Rays trade Jose Lobaton to Nationals for Nate Karns

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jose Lobaton

    The rumored trade between Tampa Bay and Washington is a reality, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have traded catcher Jose Lobaton and two unnamed minor leaguers to the Nationals for pitching prospect Nate Karns. Lobaton became expendable following the Rays’ trade for Ryan Hanigan earlier this offseason and…

  25. Nationals talking to Rays about Jose Lobaton

    Feb 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Lobaton

    Washington’s spring training roster is packed with catchers, including starter Wilson Ramos and six backup options to evaluate, but apparently the Nationals are still looking for another backstop. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals are talking to the Rays about trading for Jose Lobaton, who became expendable in Tampa Bay following the addition…

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