Rays activate Hanigan

08/26/2014 6:51 PM

08/26/2014 6:56 PM

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays reinstated catcher Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Hanigan, out since July 9 due to a left oblique strain, will catch and bat eighth in Tuesday's matchup. Fellow catcher Curt Casali was optioned to Single-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

Acquired in an offseason trade with Cincinnati, Hanigan has hit .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 61 games for Tampa Bay this season. The 34-year-old went 3-for-10 during a three-game rehab assignment with Charlotte over the weekend.

Casali made 17 starts behind the plate after being promoted from the minors following Hanigan's injury, but hit just .169 with two RBI.

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