GOODYEAR, Ariz. Ryan Hanigan should feel like the guy posing for a group photo and after it is snapped everybody remembers everybody in the picture but Hanigan.
"Who is that guy? His face is familiar, but I can't place him."
That's a little bit because the focus is on rookie and No. 1 draft pick Devin Mesoraco this spring when the talk is about catchers for the Cincinnati Reds.
Mesoraco definitely is The Future, but Hanigan remains a fixture as The Present, a guy who will share the catching duties this year while Mesoraco participates in on-the-job training.
Hanigan spent the last two years sharing the catching responsibilities with Ramon Hernandez and the tandem was productive.
Now it is Hanigan and Mesoraco or, usually, Mesoraco and Hanigan, when they are mentioned in the same sentence.
Hanigan grounded out twice Friday against the Kansas City Royals, but guided starting pitcher Homer Bailey through three scoreless innings one run, one hit as the Reds won, 5-1.