Dec 5 4:22p
Hanigan agreed to a three-year, $10.75 million deal with the Rays on Tuesday following his acquisition from the Reds, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Hanigan was acquired in a three-team trade from the Reds, where he spent all of his first seven MLB seasons. He had a step back with the bat in 2013, hitting just .198 with a .567 OPS, but it may have been somewhat attributed to some injuries. The Rays have Jose Molina and Jose Lobaton on the roster, but Hanigan will likely take over the primary catching duties because of his strong defensive skills, managing of pitching staffs, and a solid on-base percentage.