Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com suggests it may have been more than a coincidence that Hanigan, who is in camp on a minor league contract, started Sunday and Tuesday against the Tigers, who are believed to be shopping for catching depth.
A 10-year veteran with excellent pitch framing skills, Hanigan has spent the past two seasons in Boston and is a career .250 hitter with a .345 OBP.
Meanwhile, the Tigers may also be seeking additional center-field options, tweets Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. The Tigers are considering Mikie Mahtook, Tyler Collins and JaCoby Jones at the position after trading away Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels.
- Doug Mittler