Red Sox transfer catcher Ryan Hanigan to 60-day DL

Sunday May 3rd, 2015

The Boston Red Sox transferred catcher Ryan Hanigan to the 60-day disabled list on Sunday, one day after they placed him on the 15-day DL. Hanigan fractured his right pinkie in Friday's loss to the New York Yankees.

Also on Sunday, the Red Sox claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Hanigan underwent surgery on Saturday to insert some pins into the hand. Manager John Farrell said Hanigan isn't expected to return before the All-Star break.

Hanigan, 34, was hitting .222 with one home run and five RBI before the injury, which he sustained off a ricochet when Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was hit by a pitch.

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Blake Swihart replaced Hanigan behind the plate and made his major league debut on Saturday. The Red Sox also have backup catcher Sandy Leon available.

Jimenez, 27, was designated for assignment on Saturday by the Brewers. He appeared in 15 games with Milwaukee, going 1-for-15 with one walk, six strikeouts and one run scored. Jimenez is a career .218 hitter over three years with the Los Angeles Angels and Brewers.

The Red Sox entered Sunday night's series finale against the Yankees 12–12, three games behind AL East-leading New York.

Mike Fiammetta

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