Marc Topkin, who covers the Rays for the Tampa Bay Times, confirmed Hanigan's status prior to the game.
#Rays scratch Hanigan from lineup with neck stiffness; Molina startsHanigan was out from May 27 through June 10 with a right hamstring injury and the Rays struggled behind the plate without him in the lineup. There is no word yet as to the severity of the injury, but it's the second game of the last three that he's been out of the lineup.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 24, 2014
Hanigan is in his eighth Major League season and first with the Rays. He's batting .236 with four home runs and 26 RBI. Hanigan has a career batting average of .260 with 24 home runs and 164 RBI in 527 games.
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