Ryan Hanigan

Ryan Hanigan has surgery on fractured finger, out until at least All-Star break

Ryan Hannable
May 02, 2015 - 1:03 pm

The Red Sox will be without catcher Ryan Hanigan for quite some time. After fracturing his finger Friday night, the catcher had surgery Saturday and isn't expected to return until at least after the All-Star break. "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." With Blake Swihart making his major league debut Saturday, the team has he and Sandy Leon as the only catchers. Farrell doesn't know how the exact split of time will go. "I don'€™€™t have an exact split on it,"€ Farrell said before the game. "Blake is a darn good prospect. And yet, he'€™€™s going to get a lot of exposure. We'€™€™ll ease him in and out and divide the time as we feel appropriate. The most important thing is he just comes up and gets his feet on the ground and learns the guys on the mound starting today." Swihart went 1-for-3 with a run and a walk in his major league debut. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.