The Rays are a bit thin behind the plate. C Ryan Hanigan left Friday's game and may be sidelined until at least Tuesday due to a sore and tender right hamstring that may be pulled. Hanigan is holding out hope it was just a cramp or a mild strain. Manager Joe Maddon said before Saturday's game that head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield was still deciding on a diagnosis. "We haven't officially called it a pulled hammy," Maddon said. "Ronnie just said it's really sore, and to lift it or attempt to run with it would be very difficult, so we'll play it very cautious, but if we need to use him we will. … It's not awful, but it is debilitating right now." Jose Molina started Saturday and will do so again today, with INF Sean Rodriguez and RF Wil Myers (who caught his first two years in the minors) candidates for emergency duty if Hanigan was needed and couldn't go. "It's a little sore, but I think I'll be able to manage," Hanigan said. "I think it's probably somewhere in between (a cramp and a strain). Nothing too crazy, but it's a little tender."
Ryan Hanigan injured, leaving Rays catching thin
Tampa Bay Times | May 18