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Rotowire: Dec 19 / 8:06p ET
News: The Padres traded Hanigan to the Red Sox on Friday for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Two days after the Rays shipped Hanigan to San Diego, the Padres flipped the 34-year-old to Boston for yet another power bat in Middlebrooks. Hanigan hit just .218/.318/.324 in 84 games last season, his first in the American League, but his value comes in the form of pitch framing and defense. Look for Hanigan to play second fiddle to Christian Vazquez in the early going this upcoming season.
Rotowire: Dec 17 / 3:16p ET
News: The Rays agreed to trade Hanigan, along with Wil Myers, to the Padres on Wednesday as part of three-team deal with the Nationals, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
Impact: The prize acquisition for San Diego is clearly Myers, but Hanigan makes for a decent enough throw-in for a Padres team that recently dealt Yasmani Grandal and is looking to compete right away. Touted mostly for his pitch-framing and defensive abilities, Hanigan also has a .353 OBP for his career, though those skills have waned in recent seasons. Regardless, the 34-year-old Hanigan figures to see most of the playing time behind the plate in 2015, but he still won't be much of a fantasy option even in the deepest of two-catcher leagues.