Rays place Hanigan on DL, call up Casali

Ryan Hanigan is hitting .212 with four home runs this season.

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The Tampa Bay Rays placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Thursday, a move that’s retroactive to July 9. They also selected the contract of catcher Curt Casali from Triple-A Durham.

In addition, outfielder Wil Myers (wrist) was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Myers is eligible to come off the disabled list July 30.

Hanigan, 33, has hit .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI this season. On June 11, he was activated after being placed on the disabled list May 28 (retroactive to May 27) with a right hamstring strain. He missed Tampa Bay’s last four games before the All-Star break.

Casali, 24, will be making his major-league debut with Tampa Bay. He has hit .237 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 46 games with Durham.

The Rays open the season’s second half Friday against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field as part of a five-game road trip that will also include a two-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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