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Red Sox minor lines: Ryan Hanigan rehabs

The Red Sox are finally getting their backup-turned-starter-perhaps-turned-backup-again catcher back. That wasn't confusing at all.

Pawtucket L 2-3

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-3, BB, K
Ryan Hanigan: 0-3
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 0-4, E

Edwin Escobar: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Matt Barnes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

The return of Ryan Hanigan is a welcome sight. Had Blake Swihart continued to struggle as he had in his first month, a healthy Hanigan may have displaced him, but now that he's showed signs of life in June, chances are the young catcher is here to stay. At least so long as he does keep hitting. Hanigan might get slightly more time than Leon has, but by and large it's probably best for both him and Swihart that the latter gets the lion's share.

Portland L 2-3

Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, K
Manuel Margot: 1-4

A start for Manuel Margot that is only remarkable insofar as how entirely unremarkable it is. And I mean that completely neutrally. No fireworks, no embarassing hat tricks. Just 1-for-4. We'll see which way things go in his next game.

Lowell W 6-1

Mitchell Gunsolus: 1-2, 2 BB
Tucker Tubbs: 1-4, 2B, K
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, BB, K
Chad De La Guerra: 0-4, 2 K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, K

The other side of the coin for being unable to really criticize players for Lowell struggles is being unable to really praise some of them for their successes. For instance, Mitchell Gunsolus. He's supposed to be a disciplined hitter, and three walks in two games would suggest as much. But he's also 22 and facing off against some pitchers who just stepped foot out of high school for the first time. Really, if you're looking for anything, it's the fresh-faced high schoolers who impress despite the odds. Not to dig up a career cut short for terrible reasons, but the Ryan Westmorelands of the world. On this team, that perhaps makes Josh Ockimey and Victor Acosta the ones to watch for now.

GCL Red Sox W 10-4

Trenton Kemp: 2-5, BB, 2 K
Yoan Aybar: 0-3, K

Not many players of note in the GCL just yet. And frankly keeping an eye on Yoan Aybar before he actually shows anything is just asking for unnecessary frustration. But they report results in a timely manner and accurately (looking at you, DSL), so we may as well.