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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rays Injury Update: Brandon Guyer, Ryan Hanigan

By on 6/10/2014 08:00:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the middle of a dismal season. Losers of 13 out of their last 14 games, the Rays sit at 24-41, last place in the American League East. There is a bit of good news on the injury front regarding outfielder Brandon Guyer and catcher Ryan Hanigan. Both should be returning to the Rays in the very near future.

Our own Rose Ingberman reported on May 26 that Guyer was placed on the disabled list with a hairline fracture in his left thumb. An update on Guyer, as reported by Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times, is that Guyer had his cast removed yesterday and X-rays showed that the fracture is completely healed. Guy played catch and took some swings. He looks to hit off coaches pitches in a day or two and return the middle of the month.

Guyer is batting .262 with a home run and six RBI in 61 at bats this season. In 109 career at bats, Guyer had a batting average of .229 with four home runs and ten RBI.

As for Hanigan, the Rays have struggled behind the plate with him out of the lineup. On June 6, I reported that Hanigan was feeling good is his rehab from tightness in his right hamstring. He anticipated being ready to rejoin the Rays on Wednesday. Following a rehab start with Class A Charlotte in which he went 0-for-3, Hangian is still looking to return tomorrow.

Hanigan is in his first season with the Rays after seven seasons with the Cincinnati Reds.  He batted .198 last season with two home runs and 21 RBI in 222 at bats. Hanigan is a career .259 hitter with 23 home runs and 160 RBI.

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