// Ryan Hanigan

A Piece of Advice for Swihart after his Red Sox Debut

There is nothing positive about losing the top two catchers on your depth chart. Christian Vazquez lost the 2015 season to Tommy John surgery, and his replacement as the starting catcher, Ryan Hanigan, will be out until at least the All-Star break. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that Boston Red Sox fans get to see […]

Red Sox Catcher Ryan Hanigan Out Until All-Star Break After Surgery

Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has had surgery to repair a fractured finger on Saturday and is expected to miss at least two months. “He had surgery today,” manager John Farrell said. “There were some pins inserted. It’s going to be a lengthy recovery time. I wouldn’t anticipate him back before the All-Star break.” The Red […]

Christian Vazquez Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Christian Vazquez’s 2015 season ended Wednesday with the announcement that he would undergo Tommy John surgery. Thursday night, journalist and broadcaster Rob Bradford tweeted that the surgery conducted on the catcher’s elbow by Dr. James Andrews was successful. Veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan will be the primary catcher for the Boston Red Sox and the newly […]

Christian Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion on Throwing Arm

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will seek a second opinion this week on the elbow of his throwing arm after it was announced Friday that he was experiencing soreness. Last week he had an MRI and something came up, but nothing further was said about the initial imaging. Manager John Farrell stated to reporters that […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Vazquez, Hanigan, Swihart

At the position of catcher, the Boston Red Sox have a combination of youth and experience in Christian Vazquez, Ryan Hanigan and top prospect Blake Swihart. Vazquez proved dependable behind the plate last year. Dan Shaughnessy reported in a Boston Globe article last week about the growth and impact he had last season, specifically quickly […]

Ranking the AL East: Catchers

We’re inching ever closer to Opening Day as games have begun in Spring Training! As our ranking series goes on, this week focuses on catchers. The Yankees’ acquisition received a lot of love, but there are some other impact catchers in the AL East as well. 1. Brian McCann, New York Yankees: He has hit at […]