Ryan Hanigan

Ryan Hanigan leaves game after being hit on hand

Ryan Hannable
May 01, 2015 - 5:31 pm

On a freak play when reliever Tommy Layne hit Mark Teixeira with a pitch, the ball deflected and hit Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan's right hand in the top of the seventh inning. After a brief conference at the mound with John Farrell and the trainer, Hanigan came out of the game. Sandy Leon replaced Hanigan behind the plate. If Hanigan were to miss any time, the Red Sox catching situation would get interesting as they only have one other healthy catcher on the 40-man roster in Blake Swihart, but he may not be ready for the majors just yet. They do have veteran Humberto Quintero in Pawtucket, but they would have to get him on the 40-man before calling him up. Hanigan entered the game hitting .216 on the year. For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.