Monday, March 27, 2017

Two Former Red Sox Backstops Released By Phillies

Hanigan at Andover H.S.
Both Bryan Holaday and Andover High School's Ryan Hanigan were released today by the Phillies. The two backstops were both on the 2016 Red Sox roster at one time or another. This may be the end of Hanigan's ten-year MLB career—which started with the Reds and also included stints with the Rays and, of course, his hometown Carmine Hose. Hopefully, Hanigan can catch on with another club, but if he doesn't, he can be proud a pretty darn good MLB career. In his ten seasons, Hanigan has logged a .250 average, with 28 HRs and 202 RBIs and a .345 OBP. In his two years with the Red Sox he hit just .219, but was a stalwart defensive force behind the plate. Over his career, Hanigan threw out a more than respectable 37% of baserunners. If this is the end of his time in The Show, we wish Ryan the best in whatever path he pursues!