2013 Reds

Ryan Hanigan to the disabled list

It appears that catcher Ryan Hanigan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (strained left oblique). Corky Miller has been spotted at Great American Ballpark this morning.

Mark Sheldon reports that Nick Masset (remember him?) will be placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Corky on the 40-man roster.

Also, interestingly, Devin Mesoraco is hitting sixth today. Can you believe it?

23 thoughts on “Ryan Hanigan to the disabled list

  1. Have to wonder about Hanigan catching Latos on Friday night – did something aggravate it further, would more rest have prevented Hanigan from having to go on the DL?

  2. Here’s the full lineup:

    1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
    2. Xavier Paul (L) LF
    3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
    4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
    5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
    6. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
    7. Jack Hannahan (L) 3B
    8. Cesar Izturis (S) SS
    9. Homer Bailey (R) P

  3. Hadn’t noticed the injury was an oblique injury, not his thumb. That’s a surprise. It also presents a decent risk that 15 days won’t be enough time. Maybe the Reds will make a small move to pick up some catching depth.

    • @Steve Mancuso: Dusty greased the skids yesterday on his pre game radio for the reemergence of Hanigan’s oblique issue.

      I’m a little bit surprised the call up was Corky instead of this Konrad Schmitt guy. They had been splitting the time at Louisville.

      I agree they may make a move to bring in an MLB back up type.

    • @Steve Mancuso:

      Hadn’t noticed the injury was an oblique injury, not his thumb. That’s a surprise. It also presents a decent risk that 15 days won’t be enough time. Maybe the Reds will make a small move to pick up some catching depth.

      Someone told me today that he aggravated it catching Chapman…..but I don’t know any details.

  4. I read the other day Masset had a setback… if we didn’t already assume it so, I think any hope of his return to the Reds’ active roster is 0% .

    Hope Hanigan recovers soon and quickly .. while I want Meso to have more opportunities (as discussed that 2/3 concept) .. it pains me to hear its at the expense of Hanigan who is certainly an amazing defence catcher. I do hope Meso takes this opportunity with more playing time and shines. 6th in the lineup is definitely a good spot for him. But I imagine that has more to do with the fact of who else is in the lineup today.. or rather who isn’t. I wonder if he’ll stay close to the top once Frazier is in the game. Does he get shifted to 7th? or moved to back to 8th?

  5. Sorry, but if Masset doesn’t pitch this year for us, I say DFA him. We are a small market team. We can’t be putting resources into a player who isn’t playing for us at all. Granted, yes, he may end up being like Burton and pitching lights out for someone else. But, just how often is that going to happen?

    Sorry to see Devin get more playing time like this. But, it is what it is. Devin will now have no excuse. Now, I wonder just what happens if he Devin does shine during this time. Trade bait with Ryan or Devin mid-season? After the season? If Devin doesn’t shine, I guess we have what we will have, a youngster who either still needs more seasoning or will never make it, being serviceable at best.

    • @steveschoen: The Reds won’t have to DFA Masset at the end of this year because he’s a free agent. The reason they have kept working on his rehab this year, in the face of all the setbacks, is that he’s under a guaranteed contract.

    • @steveschoen:

      Sorry to see Devin get more playing time like this.But, it is what it is.Devin will now have no excuse.Now, I wonder just what happens if he Devin does shine during this time.Trade bait with Ryan or Devin mid-season?After the season?If Devin doesn’t shine, I guess we have what we will have, a youngster who either still needs more seasoning or will never make it, being serviceable at best.

      Steve, I see this as a positive. Gives Ryan time to recover (and hopefully get his offense together), while giving Devin an opportunity that I don’t believe he would have gotten otherwise. I would hope that this would bring about a split like we had with Hernandez/Hanigan a couple of years ago, rather than either one as tradebait.

  6. We’re 10-8 with our starting catcher batting .080, our ace and leadoff hitters on the DL, Votto and Bruce combining for 2 HRs, and a patchwork bullpen missing one of its primary setup men.

    I’d hate to be the rest of the NL when we get it together.

  7. The Hannigan situation could be just another sign that the universe also wants to Dusty-proof the lineup and give Mes a shot.

  8. I guess the world won’t end with three leftys in a row since both Choo and Votto have OBP’s close to infinity regardless of what hand the pitcher happens to be using.

    Off topic, but I want everyone here to know how much I personally appreciate this site and each of you. I am in my office preparing to preach this morning (yes, this is how some pastors’ “prepare”; it helps get my mind off troubles). I have to be the source of answers for so many in times of crisis that it is very difficult for me to just be me. I enjoy being able to be a fan and just be on here to discuss my favorite team. When I joined, it was just mainly to read and enjoy the anonimity of the internet, but this is a community that has a type of a bond that transends most boards. I really miss certain posters when they haven’t been around, and I find myself praying for them, hoping that life hasn’t been too unkind. It is nice to see judges, lawyers, and yes, even pastors be able to enjoy themselves by just being human without having to compromise what and who they are. I am thankful that my rants are not judged, that my answers don’t have to be precise or even practical, and that I can just relax with some fellow fans.

    Thank you for being my oasis from issues before I have to deal with sickness, self-esteem issues, and demons of all varieties.

    Now, I have to get back to David fighting the Philistines (it’s a doubleheader).

    Oh, thanks for overlooking my grammar and spelling. I never re-check anything here.

  9. Hate to see Hanny injured but wouldn’t this be the perfect opportunity once he’s healed for a brief “rehab” assignment down at AAA to get his swing right?

    • @Kyle Farmer: Depending on how much the oblique was bugging him before (we don’t know either way), it could be the reason his swing has been so off. Hanigan isn’t a very good hitter but generally will walk and make decent contact. He hasn’t been doing much of either and his bat, which has never looked slow, has looked…slow. I’m thinking he may have been battling this since the spring.

      • @LWBlogger: When I say “isn’t a very good hitter”, I mostly mean he doesn’t have much power and doesn’t have the speed to beat out most the dribblers. He isn’t going to hit HRs, doubles, or for a .300 average. He usually will make some contact and draw some walks though but right now, pitchers have zero fear so they are just killing him. I have to think he’s been hurting.

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