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Rays position analysis: Catcher

The offseason has arrived, and the time has come for the Tampa Bay Rays to study what went right and wrong from a season that ended short of October. In the coming weeks, we'll break down the Rays at each position. The review will include highlights and lowlights for the players who saw a majority of the action there, and we'll touch on the possibility of their returns. This...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting Defensive Over Catchers

It is less than a week into free agency and it is clear the suitors for former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin are lining up. Martin has already met with the Cubs, and he has plans to meet with the Blue Jays and the Dodgers later this week. With all of these large market clubs that are flush with clash coveting the 31 year old backstop, the hopes that the Pirates can retain...
Via Hidden Vigorish
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan scratched with sore toe

The Tampa Bay Rays entered Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox with a record of 76-81, fourth in the American League East. The Rays have struggled offensively, ranked 24th in the Major Leagues on runs scored, but have stayed close to .500 because of a pitching staff with a solid ERA of 3.49. On the injury front, catcher Ryan Hanigan was scratched from last night...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Mesoraco, a shining star for ‘14

Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds – Photo Credit – Keith Allison In 2007, the Cincinnati Reds drafted a high school catcher from Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. With the 15th pick in the amateur draft, Devin Mesoraco is proving his value. After seeing the Reds send Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays, Devin was given the starting catching position for the Reds. After learning and sharing...
Via Hot Stove MLB
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Karns, Ryan Hanigan lead Rays to shutout win over Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Nathan Karns got his first major league win in his Tampa Bay debut, Ryan Hanigan homered for the first time in almost three months and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 1-0 Friday night to stop Toronto's four-game winning streak. Karns (1-0) allowed two hits in seven innings, struck out a career-high eight and walked two. It was the fourth big league appearance for...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Karns' 1st big league win leads Rays over Jays 1-0

TORONTO (AP) Nathan Karns got his first major league win in his Tampa Bay debut, Ryan Hanigan homered for the first time in almost three months and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 1-0 Friday night to stop Toronto's four-game winning streak. Karns (1-0) allowed two hits in seven innings, struck out a career-high eight and walked two. It was the fourth big league appearance for the...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Karns, Ryan Hanigan lead Rays to shutout win over Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Nathan Karns got his first major league win in his Tampa Bay debut, Ryan Hanigan homered for the first time in almost three months and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 1-0 Friday night to stop Toronto's four-game winning streak. Karns (1-0) allowed two hits in seven innings, struck out a career-high eight and walked two. It was the fourth big league appearance for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Out at Home: This Rule Has to Go

  Designed to improve player safety, Major League Baseball inserted a new rule into its books this offseason. Catchers could no longer block home plate until the ball might be arriving on a throw approximately 20 meters down the third baseline only on Sunday nights. Maybe I misread the rulebook a little; however, while it has good intentions, this rule needs to modified or removed...
Via Total Sports Blog
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays get to Kuroda early, edge Yankees

NEW YORK -- Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night. Hours after Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year's experimental rule designed to avoid collisions...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays top Yanks 4-3 as Hanigan blocks Drew at plate

NEW YORK (AP) Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night. Hours after Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year's experimental rule designed to avoid collisions...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays get to Kuroda early, edge Yankees

NEW YORK -- Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night. Hours after Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year's experimental rule designed to avoid collisions...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce's RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood a replay review. Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked before Ben Zobrist had a sacrifice bunt...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce's RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood a replay review. Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked before Ben Zobrist had a sacrifice bunt...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Joyce's RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday. Ryan Hanigan opened the 10th with a double off Burke Badenhop (0-3), which withstood a replay review. Kevin Kiermaier was intentionally walked before Ben Zobrist had a sacrifice bunt....
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles’ Adam Jones guns out another Tampa Bay baserunner

Adam Jones is saving runs night after night. Last night, Jones received a lot of attention for his superb double play. In case anyone missed his highlight, the O’s center fielder showcased his arm again tonight. After Desmond Jennings singled up the middle, Jones fired a strike to home plate to catch the Rays’ Ryan Hanigan. Adam Jones is a three-time gold glove winner, and is...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan, David DeJesus

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The win moved the Rays to within two games of .500 at 64-66. Although 10 games out in the division, the Rays could still make a push in the last 32 games of the season to finish above .500. Two players who could help are Ryan Hanigan and David DeJesus, both rehabbing at Class A Charlotte. #450301720...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan, Wil Myers

The Tampa Bay Rays have halted catcher Ryan Hanigan's Minor League rehab assignment after he played just one game as a designated hitter for Class-A Charlotte. Hanigan will sit out for another week before trying to resume his rehab assignment. Meanwhile, outfielder Wil Myers will work out with Rays Minor League affiliates this week and possibly begin his own assignment by August...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan heading to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays enter the second half of the season tomorrow against the Minnesota Twins with a record of 44-53, fourth in the American League East. To have any chance to make a run a wild card, the Rays will need good health and more production throughout the roster. But they'll begin the second half without the services of Ryan Hanigan, who is heading to the disabled list...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place Hanigan on DL, call up Casali

The Tampa Bay Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Thursday, a move that's retroactive to July 9. They also selected the contract of catcher Curt Casali from Triple-A Durham. In addition, outfielder Wil Myers (wrist) was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Myers is eligible to come off the disabled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place catcher Ryan Hanigan on 15-day disabled list

The Tampa Bay Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Thursday, a move that's retroactive to July 9. A corresponding transaction will come later. Hanigan, 33, has hit .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI this season. On June 11, he was activated after being placed on the disabled list May 28 (retroactive to May 27) with a right hamstring...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan, Desmond Jennings

When the Tampa Bay Rays return to the field on Friday, two of their starters will be returning to the lineup as well.  Matt Baker of The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that both Desmond Jennings and Ryan Hanigan are expected to return from their recent injuries.  Baker reported that Jennings was injured by fouling a ball off of his knee on Friday and Hanigan was scratched after...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: Rays Overcome Yankees In Extras

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / SD Dirk / Creative Commons The Yankees have been slipping up a bit lately, and tonight the Rays took advantage of that. Matt Joyce homered in the first inning to give the Rays a 1 run lead. Later in the 3rd, Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo shot to give the Rays a 2 run lead over the Yanks. The Yankees got on the board when Brett Gardener tripled to right...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays enjoy relief of playing Astros again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's always the Houston Astros. They're always a welcomed sight. There are some who consider this Houston team more promising than its predecessors that lost a combined 324 games the past three years. But to these Tampa Bay Rays, the Astros have become an oasis in the desert, a sliver of shade to beat the burn of the past three weeks. Yes, there...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Breakdown of The Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays were a hot preseason pick to win the American League. They were coming off of their 4th straight 90-win season, and surprised many by hanging on to David Price this offseason. Now it is mid-June and the Rays have gone from preseason favorites to the cellar of the American League. The Rays own a Major League worst record of 28-44. Their Pythagorean record is not...
Via Batting Leadoff
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays smash three home runs to take opener from Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jerry Sands, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan homered Monday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. Sands' first homer since Sept. 20, 2011, a two-run, pinch-hit shot off Brian Matusz, snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning. Escobar hit a solo homer in the first and Hanigan added a two-run drive in the fourth for a 3-0 lead...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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