Thursday, November 3, 2016

Red Sox Career Ends For Andover's Ryan Hanigan

Hanigan At Andover High School
Growing up in Andover, Massachusetts, Ryan Hanigan was, of course, a Red Sox fan. After graduating from Andover High School, his path to the big leagues did not initially include calling Fenway Park home (with stops in Cincinnati and Tampa). Today, as expected, the Red Sox declined Hanigan's 2017 option (3.75M) and instead paid the $800,000 buyout—setting him free to sign with another team. As sad as it is to part ways with a native son, the move makes sense. Boston has two prime young catching talents in Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart—and Sandy Leon (believe it or not) is only 27! So, Hanigan's 2-year Red Sox career will end thusly: 89 games played, .219 bating average, 3 HRs, 30 RBIs. But, hey, he got to play for the hometown team! We wish Ryan the best of luck in his next MLB stop.