Hanigan's new home; Andover native settles into Fenway as Red Sox starting catcher

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Red Sox catcher and Andover native Ryan Hanigan watches the Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals from the dugout last month, having been behind the plate the night before against the New York Yankees. It was Hanigan's first time in Fenway sporting a Red Sox uniform. He's now facing surgery.

Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan of Andover suffered a broken finger Friday night, and will require surgery, the Boston Globe and other outlets are reporting.

Hanigan was hit in the right hand by a pitch in thrown by Tommy Layne during the seventh inning of the loss to the Yankees. He left the game and was replaced by Sandy Leon.

Hanigan suffered a displaced fracture of his finger and undergo surgery in the near future, the Globe is reporting. He is expected to miss “significant time.”

Hanigan has appeared in 18 of Boston’s 22 games. Known for his stellar defensive ability, he is hitting .218 with one home run, five RBIs and 11 runs scored. He became the starting catcher for the Red Sox after Christian Vazquez was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery.

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