The Rays Tank: Hanigan's Hammy

Brian Kersey

We can all breathe a little easier after learning that Hanigan's hamstring injury isn't that serious.

Unless you're on the "let Wil Myers or Sean Rodriguez catch" bandwagon, you were probably relieved to see Ryan Hanigan enter last night's game. Hanigan told Bill Chastain of MLB.com that he thought he may have just been a little dehydrated in Anaheim, also noting the heat. Hanigan exclaimed,

I'm just glad it's not pulled and really just barking at me, so it's definitely manageable. I'll have to stay on my treatment. Stay smart about it. But all the baseball activities I did today, it didn't bother me. So as long as I stay smart about it, I think I'll be fine.

He came up to bat with two outs in the ninth and managed to draw a four-pitch walk from Sean Doolittle. That was Doolittle's first walk in 32.2 innings, dating back to last season, as mentioned on the SunSports broadcast. The baserunner wouldn't matter though, as Logan Forsythe popped out to shallow right in the next at bat to end the game, as the Rays were shutout by the Athletics by a score of 3-0.

Tomorrow, Erik Bedard takes the mound against Tommy Milone at 7:10 PM.

The Rays officially announced Alex Cobb as Thursday’s starter through their Twitter yesterday.

ICYMI: Alex of Athletics Nation teamed up with Ian to answer a few questions about the A’s season.

Links:

-So, things got kind of crazy with the Dodgers’ AAA team yesterday… Alex Guerrero had part of his ear bitten off by Miguel Olivo in the dugout, while the game was still going on.

According to one of the Dodgers beat writers,

-Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his elbow yesterday, after experiencing tenderness for the past three weeks.

-Oh no, Jose! Fernandez admitted yesterday to pitching through pain and hiding it from the Marlins staff. He told MLB.com, "I know health and all that stuff comes first for some people. To me, my team comes first and that's just who I am…"

-Good ole Jorge Cantu should probably stay away from Twitter, or just delete it altogether.

-It was announced yesterday that Cigar City Brewing will be releasing a beer that has been aged over Louisville Slugger Maple Bats.

-How are teams faring with one out and a man on third? In 2014, batters seem to be striking out less.

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