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Mitch Haniger | Outfielder | #17

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2012 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Mitch Haniger homered in Wednesday’s come-from-behind win over the Tigers.
Haniger tied the game with a solo shot off Shane Greene in the seventh and singled an inning later for his second hit of the night. The Mariners would end up winning their fourth straight to even their record at 37-37. Haniger sports an impressive .319 average over 119 at-bats this year. Jun 22 - 2:55 AM

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Mitch Haniger is not in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

It looks to be a regular day off. Ben Gamel has shifted over to right field and Guillermo Heredia is in left.
Jun 19 - 6:50 PM

Mitch Haniger finished 2-for-5 with a strikeout in Saturday's loss at Texas.

Haniger is 9-for-30 (.300) with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in seven games since coming off the 10-day disabled list June 10. That production is slightly below his pre-injury level, but he is rounding back into form. He has been very steady at the plate and in 28 games played he hasn't had back-to-back hitless outings all season.
Jun 17 - 11:19 PM

Mitch Haniger finished 4-for-6 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored as the Mariners crushed the Twins 14-3 on Monday.

It was just Haniger's second game back after he missed a month and a half with a strained oblique. He's scored 24 runs and driven in 18 in his 23 games played this year. It doesn't seem likely that he'll keep hitting for average, but he's in a nice spot batting second for the Mariners.
Jun 12 - 11:52 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) was hitless in four at-bats with a walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

It was his first game back after missing approximately six weeks due to a strained oblique. Ben Gamel did a good job in left field filling the void when Haniger was sidelined and likely carved out a regular role for himself even with Haniger back. Haniger might have a little rust after the lengthy layoff, but he is still slashing .325/.434/.578 overall on the season.
Jun 12 - 1:02 AM

Mariners activated OF Mitch Haniger from the 10-day disabled list.

Haniger's recovery from a strained oblique came along more slowly than expected, but he's finally ready to return to the Mariners' lineup as their everyday right fielder and No. 2 hitter. Boog Powell was sent down in a corresponding move.
Jun 11 - 12:40 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) will play one more rehab game for Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday before being activated from the disabled list Sunday against the Blue Jays.

There was talk of Haniger being activated on Saturday but instead he'll get a couple more at-bats in the minors before joining the Mariners on Sunday. The 26-year-old has gone 4-for-15 with a homer and two RBI over the first four games of his rehab assignment. He'll slot in as the Mariners' everyday right-fielder upon his return.
Jun 10 - 7:49 PM

The Mariners are expected to activate Mitch Haniger (oblique) from the disabled list on Saturday or Sunday.

Haniger will play all nine innings in right field Friday night for Triple-A Tacoma and could join the Mariners on Saturday. Manager Scott Servais said "I certainly hope by Sunday," implying that would be the worst-case scenario. A strained oblique has sidelined Haniger for the past month and a half.
Jun 9 - 7:43 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) went 1-for-4 with a single in his rehab debut Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Haniger served as Tacoma's designated hitter in this one. He is scheduled to play six innings in right field Wednesday, DH again on Thursday, and then play nine innings in the field on Friday. The 26-year-old is on track to return to the Mariners' active roster over the weekend.
Jun 7 - 12:21 AM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old outfielder has been sidelined since April 26 due to a Grade 2 oblique strain, but is finally nearing a return. He was lighting the world on fire prior to the injury, slashing .338/.442/.600 with four homers, 16 RBI, two steals and 20 runs scored in his first 21 games.
Jun 4 - 8:11 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) reported feeling good Saturday after taking a full round of batting practice on Friday.

If he continues to make progress through the weekend, Haniger should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since April 26 because of a Grade 2 oblique strain. He was batting .338/.442/.600 with four home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 20 runs scored through 21 games this season for the M's.
Jun 3 - 6:44 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) ran in the outfield on Wednesday.

"I felt good. Nothing worse," Haniger said. He is expected to take batting practice on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mariners manager Scott Servais said that if he makes it through the weekend without a setback, he could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday. Hanger has been on the shelf with a Grade 2 strain of the right oblique since late April. His return would be a welcome sight for the offense-starved M's -- prior to being sidelined by injury, Haniger was hitting a lovely .338/.442/.600 with four four homers, 16 RBI, two steals and 20 runs scored in 21 games.
May 31 - 8:21 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) is not expected to take on-field batting practice before Friday.

Haniger did some light hitting in an indoor cage Tuesday and also ran on the field, but his rehabilitation from a Grade 2 oblique strain continues to crawl along at a frustrating pace. The 26-year-old outfielder was batting .338/.442/.600 with four home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 20 runs scored through 21 games this season for Seattle. He's been on the disabled list since April 26 and probably won't be back until mid-June.
May 30 - 5:17 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) still isn't ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

Haniger suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique about a month and still feels soreness after hitting. The Mariners will wait until the symptoms subside before clearing him for game action, but it's unclear when that might be. It's too bad, as Haniger was off to a fantastic start prior to the injury.
May 29 - 2:59 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) is unlikely to embark on a minor league rehab assignment before next week.

Haniger was limited to just a few swings in an indoor batting cage Wednesday as the Mariners try to play it safe with his recovery from a Grade 2 right oblique strain. He experienced a little soreness in that oblique area during intensified workouts last week. "Right now, it’s a day-by-day plan," Haniger said Wednesday. "I’m not looking ahead for a week or two. I feel like I was looking ahead too far and tried to push it. I’m not doing that anymore."
May 25 - 11:05 AM

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