Reds C Hanigan out of the lineup

Updated: July 8, 2013, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan is out of the lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Manager Dusty Baker says Hanigan is "sore" and declined to elaborate. He also says Hanigan was analyzed by a doctor Monday afternoon.

Hanigan is batting a career-low .196 in 45 games this season. He missed time earlier in the season with a strained left oblique and a sore left thumb.

Devin Mesoraco got the start at catcher for Homer Bailey's first outing since his second career no-hitter. Mesoraco has been dealing with a back issue.


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