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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
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Mitch Haniger (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment in the next couple days.
Haniger had a little soreness in his oblique following a workout last Thursday, but it looks like it was a very minor setback. He should be activated by the Mariners before the end of the month if things progress well from here on out. May 21 - 2:33 PM

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Mitch Haniger (oblique) was able to resume baseball activities on Saturday.

Per MLB.com's Greg Johns, Haniger did some "hitting and light work." The Mariners had planned to shut Haniger down after he suffered a slight setback on Thursday but it looks like he's already back up to speed. Manager Scott Servais said Haniger will begin a minor league rehab assignment within the next day or two. He should be back in the Mariners' lineup by the end of the month.
May 20 - 10:28 PM

The Mariners are giving Mitch Haniger (oblique) a couple of days off after he felt some soreness following Thursday's workout.

The plan had been for Haniger to start a minor league rehab assignment on Friday, but instead he'll have his timetable pushed back a couple of days. He's still expected to rejoin the Mariners at some point next week, though the date is still fluid depending on how he responds.
May 19 - 7:12 PM

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said Thursday that Mitch Haniger (oblique) will head out on a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

And the expectation is that Haniger will be ready for activation ahead of the Mariners' three-game series in Washington that begins next Tuesday, May 23. Haniger has been on the disabled list since April 26 with 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 as Seattle's No. 2 hitter.
May 18 - 10:52 AM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) took some light swings in a batting cage on Monday.

It came after he began hitting off a tee over the weekend. Haniger will continue to up his workouts throughout the week in hopes of being ready for a rehab assignment this weekend. "Taking is slow as far as building up each day," he said. "No hiccups yet. Everything’s great, and hopefully it keeps going smoothly." The hope is that Haniger will be ready for activation during the Mariners' road trip that begins May 23.
May 15 - 9:45 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) has been cleared to hit off a tee.

The Mariners hope that Haniger will be ready for activation during their road series in Boston in two weeks. He's missed more than two weeks of action with a Grade 2 right oblique strain.
May 12 - 3:58 PM

Mitch Haniger (oblique) could resume baseball activities this weekend.

Haniger has been shut down for over two weeks with a Grade 2 right oblique strain. The Mariners had been hoping to get him back in 3-4 weeks, and it's definitely looking like it will be closer to the four-week mark. Haniger was batting .342/.447/.608 with four home runs when he went down.
May 12 - 11:13 AM

Mariners manager Scott Servais noted Tuesday that Mitch Haniger (oblique) has yet to do any baseball activities.

The hope of him being activated from the disabled list on the Mariners' next homestand has "dwindled," per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, and it's more likely that Haniger will return sometime in late May following a lengthy minor league rehab assignment. The 26-year-old outfielder was batting .342/.447/.608 with four home runs and 16 RBI through 21 games when he landed on the disabled list April 26 with a Grade 2 right oblique strain.
May 9 - 6:12 PM

The Mariners announced Friday that Mitch Haniger has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 oblique strain.

That's what was initially suspected and means the outfielder is expected to miss 3-4 weeks of action. The hard-hitting rookie was sizzling at the plate to start the season, hitting .338/.442/.600 with four homers and 16 RBI.
Apr 28 - 6:24 PM

Mariners placed OF Mitch Haniger on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Haniger had been bothered by oblique discomfort for a couple of days and the issue worsened Tuesday on his third-inning single. Oblique strains usually cost players 3-4 weeks, and sometimes up to two months. It's an awful blow for the Mariners, as Haniger was batting .338/.442/.600 with four home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 20 runs scored through 21 games as the club's No. 2 hitter. Danny Valencia figures to see more time in the outfield going forward.
Apr 26 - 3:08 PM

Mitch Haniger has been diagnosed with a strained oblique.

The injury is sure to put him on the 10-day disabled list, and it could keep him out through mid-May. Haniger suffered the oblique strain, typically a 3-4 week injury, while tallying his second hit of the night Tuesday against the Tigers. He's batting .338/.442/.600 this year. It's more terrible news for the last-place Mariners, who put Danny Valencia in right field Tuesday when Haniger exited.
Apr 25 - 8:17 PM

Mitch Haniger was removed from Tuesday's game against the Tigers with an apparent injury.

Haniger was wincing out of the box on a single in the third inning, so he may have tweaked something on a swing. It'll be awful news for the Mariners if this is an extended absence. Haniger was 2-for-2 on Tuesday night against the Tigers and is batting .338/.442/.600 this year. Danny Valencia replaced him on the bases and in right field.
Apr 25 - 8:10 PM

Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 with a two-run double, four total RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Marlins.

Haniger is now working on a 13-game hitting streak. During Wednesday's contest, he notched a two-run single against Edinson Volquez in the second inning, then proceeded to back that two-run hit up with a two-run double in the fourth. The 26-year-old outfielder has rolled out to a marvelous .323/.432/.597 triple-slash with four homers and 15 RBI over his first 62 at-bats.
Apr 19 - 8:22 PM

Mitch Haniger doubled to break up the Marlins' no-hitter with one out in the ninth on Tuesday.

He's hit in 12 straight games after opening the season 1-for-12. Haniger has struck out 17 times in 58 at-bats, suggesting that he won't be maintaining his current .291 average. Still, he's likely to remain useful in mixed leagues for as long as the Mariners keep batting him second.
Apr 19 - 12:59 AM

Mitch Haniger went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and four total RBI in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Haniger connected for a three-run home run off Cole Hamels in the third inning. The tater was his fourth through the first two weeks of play. The 26-year-old outfielder hit all of five during the 2016 season.
Apr 16 - 8:13 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Guillermo Heredia
2Taylor Motter
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Boog Powell
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Christian Bergman
8Sam Gaviglio
9Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Tony Zych
8Daniel Altavilla
9Evan Marshall
10Emilio Pagan
11Shae Simmons
12Casey Lawrence