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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 went 2-for-4 and cranked a grand slam to lead his club to a 7-6 win over the Rays on Saturday.
His prodigious shot off starter Jake Odorizzi turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead in the third inning. This was his first game since being hit in the face by a Jacob deGrom pitch on July 29th. He has missed about 60 games this year with various injuries. The young outfielder has a .259 batting average with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 59 games. Aug 19 - 10:33 PM

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

Haniger has been shut down for a few weeks after getting drilled in the face by a fastball from Jacob deGrom. With Jarrod Dyson sidelined, he should return to an everyday role in the M's outfield and is worth a look in mixed leagues where he may have been dropped.
Aug 19 - 2:27 PM

Mitch Haniger (face) went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and two runs scored in his rehab debut Saturday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Haniger served as Tacoma's designated hitter for the entire 11-inning victory. He should be cleared to play the outfield on Sunday and seems poised to return to the Mariners' active roster around the middle of next week. Haniger has been on the disabled list since taking a Jacob deGrom fastball to the face on July 29.
Aug 13 - 8:48 AM

Mitch Haniger (face) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

It will be Haniger's first game action since being hit in the face last month. He'll DH for the Rainiers on Saturday, though it shouldn't be long until he's ready to play the outfield. The 26-year-old has slashed .255/.358/.425 in his 58 games for Seattle this year.
Aug 12 - 6:04 PM

Mitch Haniger (face) is scheduled to take batting practice on Friday and if all goes well could progress to a minor league rehab assignment before the weekend is through.

Haniger is on the mend after taking a 95 mph fastball from Jacob deGrom to the face nearly two weeks ago. Barring any setbacks, he could be ready to rejoin the Mariners by the end of next week.
Aug 11 - 7:10 PM

Mitch Haniger (face) is expected to take batting practice this weekend.

It's been nearly two weeks since Haniger was struck in the face by a 95 mph fastball from Jacob deGrom. Luckily he's doing much better and should begin a minor league rehab assignment within the next few days. The 26-year-old has gone through plenty of peaks and valleys this year, batting .255 with seven homers over 212 at-bats for Seattle.
Aug 10 - 7:27 PM

Mitch Haniger (face) has been cleared for weightlifting and light conditioning.

The hope is that he will be ready for full baseball workouts by Thursday or Friday. Haniger landed on the disabled list at the end of July after suffering a small nasal fracture and facial laceration when he was beaned by a Jacob deGrom pitch. He figures to miss the majority of August.
Aug 8 - 7:03 PM

Mitch Haniger (face) has not yet been cleared for any physical activity.

The hope is that Haniger will be cleared to begin lifting weights and conditioning in the next few days, but there's no timetable for his return to baseball activities. Haniger suffered a severely lacerated lip, small nasal fracture and a mild concussion when he was hit by a Jacob deGrom pitch last Saturday. The hope had been that he would only miss 10-14 days, but it sounds like it'll probably be longer than that.
Aug 4 - 12:36 PM

Mitch Haniger is dealing with a mild concussion in addition to a small nasal fracture and facial laceration.

Despite all that, the Mariners still hope he can return in 10-14 days. Haniger was hit in the face by a Jacob deGrom pitch on Saturday.
Jul 31 - 4:55 PM

Mariners placed OF Mitch Haniger on the 10-day disabled list with a facial laceration.

Haniger was hit in the face by a Jacob deGrom pitch Saturday. He'll need plastic surgery but managed to avoid a more serious injury. Haniger is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks. Leonys Martin has replaced him on the roster.
Jul 30 - 1:27 PM

Mitch Haniger has been diagnosed with a severe upper lip laceration.

The injury will require plastic surgery. All things considered, this could have gone a lot worse for Haniger, who took a 95 mph fastball off his face Saturday against the Mets. He didn't suffer any facial fractures or broken teeth, though the impact did knock a few of them loose. Obviously he'll need a stint on the disabled list.
Jul 29 - 8:48 PM

Mitch Haniger left Saturday's game against the Mets with a mouth contusion.

Haniger left in the second inning after being struck in the face by a 95 mph Jacob deGrom fastball. He's been taken to a local hospital for further testing. Guillermo Heredia pinch-ran for Haniger with Ben Gamel taking his post in right field. Haniger was fully alert, which is obviously a great sign. Look for the Mariners to update his status shortly.
Jul 29 - 6:32 PM

Mitch Haniger (finger) is back in the Mariners' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

He's back after missing four games with a finger injury he suffered on a bunt attempt. Haniger will draw the start in right field while batting seventh against All-Star right-hander Luis Severino. The 26-year-old got off to a hot start this year but has hit just .176 since returning from the DL last month.
Jul 20 - 7:34 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Mitch Haniger (finger) should be ready to start Thursday.

Haniger is out of the Mariners' starting lineup Wednesday for the fourth consecutive game, though he is available to pinch-hit and pinch-run in the matinee versus the Astros. The outfielder jammed his finger on a bunt attempt Saturday against the White Sox.
Jul 19 - 12:28 PM

Mitch Haniger (finger) remains out of the Mariners' lineup on Wednesday.

Haniger has now missed four straight games due to a jammed finger. Guillermo Heredia is starting in left field and Ben Gamel is starting in right field on Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.
Jul 19 - 11:38 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Jean Segura
2Taylor Motter
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Leonys Martin
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Marco Gonzales
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Tony Zych
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Emilio Pagan
8Evan Marshall
9Casey Lawrence
10Daniel Altavilla
11Evan Scribner
12Shae Simmons