May 10, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan (24) on deck to bat against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rays Ryan Hanigan possibly to DL with hamstring strain

The Tampa Bay Rays are currently exhibiting why some teams prefer to go with three catchers on their 25-man Major League roster.

Ryan Hanigan left between the top and bottom of the 8th inning of Friday’s game against the Angels with a right hamstring ‘issue’ as MLB.com’s Bill Chastain writes. The team is currently waiting to see how Hanigan feels over the next couple of days before making any decision about his status.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says that the team is calling it more of a cramping in the right hamstring, while Hanigan is hopeful that that’s what it is, but at worst, it could just be a mild strain. His expectation is to not miss more than a couple of games and be okay. He also reports that after Jose Molina, catching duties would fall to Sean Rodriguez and Wil Myers in the event of an emergency.

The Rays shut out the Angels 3-0 in the opening game of a weekend series on Friday.

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