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Ryan Michael Hanigan

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Catcher Ryan Hanigan was signed by scout John Brickley for the Cincinnati Reds in 2002 as an undrafted free agent. He made his pro debut that summer, appearing in 6 games for the Dayton Dragons. He hit .277 with the Dragons the next year, was a Midwest League All-Star, and appeared in 1 game for the AAA Louisville Bats. With the Potomac Cannons in 2004, he hit .296 with 5 home runs and 56 RBIs in 119 games.

Hanigan spent the entire 2005 campaign with the AA Chattanooga Lookouts, hitting .321 and putting up an 11-game and a 12-game hitting streak during the season. He split the next summer between AA Chattanooga and AAA Louisville, hitting .237 in 64 games between the two clubs. He began 2007 with the Lookouts and batted .299 in 60 games for them, earning a spot on the Southern League All-Star team. In late June, he was promoted to Louisville and hit .252 in 41 games for the Bats. In September, he was called up to the majors and on September 9th hit a double off Ben Sheets in his first big league at-bat. He also started behind the plate in two late-season contests for the Reds and went 3 for 10.

Hanigan had a career day for the Tampa Bay Rays against the New York Yankees on April 19, 2014. Batting 9th, he hit a solo homer off Ivan Nova in the 3rd, and repeated, this time with a man on, in the 4th. He later added another hit and a walk, finishing the day with 6 RBI as the Rays won, 16-1.

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