Ryan Hanigan is a tremendously talented defensive catcher,” said Andrew Friedman, Rays executive vice president of baseball operations. “[He] really shuts down the run game, [and] takes a lot of pride in what he does behind the plate. And we also like what he can do in the batter’s box, especially against left-handed pitching. He’s a guy we’ve had our eye on for a while, and so when we had the opportunity to acquire him, we were aggressive to do so.
Andrew Friedman on newly acquired catcher, Ryan Hanigan