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Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion, Mirabelli Rested and Ready

Just a police escort away! So far, this year’s spring training has been a pretty routine mix of awesome and zany, from Mookie knocking baseballs all over Florida to Victorino taking on the Boston sports media and Ortiz laying down the steroid gauntlet. But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And now, unfortunately, somebody has. Word that Christian Vazquez is getting...
Via Surviving Grady
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez to have second opinion after MRI finds "something"

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Christian Vazquez, the 24 year old starting catcher, may have a lost 2015 season. Vazquez had an MRI on his throwing elbow on Friday and is now set to have a second opinion after "something" was found. Doctors have not made a firm diagnosis as of Saturday morning. John Farrell said the club would have a better idea by Sunday. Vazquez...
Via RedSoxLife
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Players Reveal Which Boston Pitcher Owns ‘Nastiest Pitch’

This embed is invalid" /> What’s the nastiest pitch thrown by a Boston Red Sox pitcher? That’s the question the Boston Herald recently set out to answer at Red Sox spring training. And the answer, according to the Herald, was almost unanimous: Koji Uehara’s splitter. Because the responses were so overwhelmingly in favor of Uehara’s split, the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andover's Ryan Hanigan Near Top In C Stats

New Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan—the pride of Andover (MA) High School—came to Boston in the trade that sent Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. Hanigan—previously with the Red and Rays—has managed to place himself among positional leaders in a number of key categories. For example, Hanigan is #1 in baseball in both catcher fielding percentage and catcher's ERA. He's also fifth...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz And Swihart Shine In First Sox Wins

(AP Photo)Maybe he's taking this "I'm The Ace" thing seriously. Clay Buchholz pitched three dominant innings today—no-hitting the Twins in a 4-2 Red Sox win. Of the nine outs he recorded, four were strikeouts. Andover High School grad Ryan Hanigan caught Buchholz and had the following assessment, "Down in the zone. All his pitches were working. We used all four quite a bit. Good...
Via FenwayNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks: ‘I Loved My Time In Boston,’ I’m Ready For Padres Career

This embed is invalid" /> Will Middlebrooks’ time with the Red Sox included both highs and lows, yet the third baseman’s passion for playing in Boston never wavered. Middlebrooks, who was traded to the San Diego Padres over the offseason for catcher Ryan Hanigan, is embracing his fresh start on the West Coast. The 26-year-old also recently defended...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitchers And Catchers Report Today

This is the day we've all been waiting for. Truck Day is cool, but "pitchers and catchers reporting" is tangible. There are masks and chest protectors and pitching rubbers and—most importantly—baseballs in the air. New backstop (and Andover, Massachusetts native) Ryan Hanigan arrived early, ready to learn a staff that—even if he'd been around last year—would be mostly brand...
Via FenwayNation
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sox Catching – Improved with Hanigan

(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) The Red Sox catching situation was stable in 2013 Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a regular since 2011, had a career-best .273 average with 14 homers and 65 rbi’s. He had 40 doubles, only the 13th catcher ever to accomplish the feat. Saltalamacchia was backed up by David Ross, a capable sub and favorite of Jon Lester. But in a move that baffled...
Via Fenway West
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Uniform Numbers Dealt Out To Red Sox

Chrsitian Vazquez has always loved the way Ivan Rodriguez played his position. So, to honor "Pudge", Vazquez will wear #7 on his Red Sox uniform jersey this year. Others grabbing new numerology are: Rick Porcello (#22), Wade Miley (#20), Pablo Sandoval (#48) and the prodigal sons Hanley Ramirez (#13) and Justin Masterson (#63). Andover High School graduate Ryan Hanigan wants #24...
Via FenwayNation
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

FenwayNation's Top Ten Red Sox Prospects

Pretty much everyone with a keyboard seems to be rating MLB prospects these days, so we figured: 'Why not us'? So, herewith, is our own ranking of the Top Ten 2015 Prospects in the Red Sox organization:1. Blake Swihart, C. The soon-to-be 23-year old Swihart (April) is universally regarded as the best overall prospect in the Boston organization—and the best catching prospect in...
Via FenwayNation
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox look to improve behind the plate in 2015

The 2015 Red Sox roster shapes up to be very different from the roster that opened the season in 2014.  With just over a month until pitchers and catchers report for spring training in Ft. Myers we took a look at the  current Red Sox roster position by position compared t0 2014.  We will start our breakdown by looking at the catching position. Opening Day Catchers 2014 – A.J...
Via Beantown Banter
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays newcomer spotlight: Catcher Rene Rivera

Soon, winter will give way to spring. Soon, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin again as something new. Their offseason has been full of change. There have been the departures of executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. There has been Matt Silverman's move from team president to president of baseball operations. There has been Kevin Cash's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Deal Away Dan Bulter To Nationals

 (Joy R. Absalon/MiLB.com)Taking advantage of their "deep depth" at the catching position, the Red Sox traded Dan Butler to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Danny Rosenbaum. With Andover High School grad Ryan Hanigan, and prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart ready to handle catching duties, Butler became expendable. The 27-year old Rosenbaum—a lefty—has pitched...
Via FenwayNation
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Dan Butler To Nationals In Exchange For Danny Rosenbaum

This embed is invalid" /> Boston and Washington have swapped Dans. The Red Sox traded catcher Dan Butler to the Nationals on Wednesday in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Danny Rosenbaum. Butler was designated for assignment last week to make room for reliever Craig Breslow on Boston’s 40-man roster. Butler made his major league debut...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Butler Optimistic After Being Designated For Assignment By Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox designated catcher Dan Butler for assignment this week to make room on the 40-man roster for reliever Craig Breslow. The 28-year-old backstop hardly sounds discouraged. Butler, who made his major league debut last season at age 27, realizes the Red Sox’s decision actually could be a blessing in disguise...
Via NESN.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan, A Massachusetts Native, ‘Pumped’ To Join Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Hanigan’s holiday season is full of cheer. Hanigan, a native of Andover, Mass., grew up a huge Red Sox fan, even maintaining some fandom in 2004 as Boston won its first World Series in 86 years while the catcher made his way through the Cincinnati Reds system. The 34-year-old couldn’t help but be excited over the...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: Will Middlebrooks Will Find Way To Flourish

This embed is invalid" /> Ben Cherington will be keeping tabs on Will Middlebrooks from afar. The Boston Red Sox traded Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres over the weekend in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The deal comes on the heels of back-to-back disappointing seasons for Middlebrooks, though Boston’s willingness to trade the 26-year-old...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Baltimore Orioles edition

It’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the defending American League East champions so far this winter. The Baltimore Orioles, who finished the 2014 season with a 96-66 record, have done more subtracting than adding, as the team has watched Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis find new homes. After signing a one year contract last winter, Cruz enjoyed a 40 home run season in 2014 and...
Via Fire Brand AL
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pride Of Andover High School Back Home Again

Andover High SchoolRyan Hanigan graduated from Andover High School in 1999 (where he was an Eastern Mass. All-Star). After college, his MLB career took him to far-flung locations like Cincinnati and Tampa Bay. Now, he's coming home to play for the team he rooted for as a kid. Said Hanigan, "...I grew up watching the Red Sox so you can't not do that around here. It's the team. We...
Via FenwayNation
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Padres Swap Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan – Analysis

Formerly considered a likely long-term fixture at third base for the Boston Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks is getting a much-needed fresh start with a new club for which he has a chance to fill the hot corner role in 2015. On Thursday, the Red Sox traded the 26-year-old Middlebrooks to San Diego for veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan. The teams agreed on the deal’s framework early in the...
Via Baseball News Source
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres

The San Diego Padres have acquired third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan, according to Pete Abraham. #RedSox announce the Middlebrooks-Hanigan trade is official. Straight up. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) December 20, 2014 Hanigan was just acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays along with Wil Myers earlier in the week. Jeff Passan...
Via Baseball Essential
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Will Middlebrooks in trade, Ryan Hanigan headed to Red Sox

getty images The Padres continued adding to their offense on Friday picking up infielder WIll Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks, 26, was once a top prospect of the Red Sox but he has clearly fallen out of flavor in Boston after hititng just .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 63 games last season. The Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval early this offseason which meant that Middlebrooks...
Via Tireball.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres For Catcher Ryan Hanigan

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams crossed paths Friday. The Red Sox and Padres confirmed a trade that sends catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. A source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan of the deal earlier in the day. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who heard the same thing from...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Other Shoe Drops—Padres Sign David Ross

Literally minutes after a reported trade of catcher (and Andover High School alum) Ryan Hanigan to Boston, the San Diego Padres scooped up former Red Sox backstop David Ross. In 2014—until the late-season emergence of Christan Vazquez—Ross was part of one of the worst Boston catching tandems in history with A.J. Pierzynski. However, Ross will always be remembered as catching...
Via FenwayNation
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Andover High’s Ryan Hanigan heading to Boston in Middlebrooks deal

Ryan Hanigan has been dealt twice in the same day. (Photo/Getty Images)It has been an up and down road for Will Middlebrooks over the past few seasons and today is just another chapter in his career. The third baseman is heading west to the San Diego Padres. The Boston Red Sox will get catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for Middlebrooks. The move makes sense for both teams and players...
Via Mill City Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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