CF,RF - SEA - IL60
Mitch Haniger (back) has yet to resume baseball activities and there’s a possibility he doesn’t play this season.
Haniger was placed on the 60-day injured list and has yet to resume baseball activities. He underwent surgery on his lower back in February. Haniger needs additional time to recover and could possibly miss the entire 2020 season. The Mariners are being cautious with Haniger and are in no rush for him to take the field. Jake Fraley is expected to replace Haniger in left field.
The Mariners have placed OF Mitch Haniger on the 60-day IL.
Haniger was uncertain for the start of the spring, but will now need additional time to recover from back surgery. The Mariners can add Haniger back to the roster sometime during the season, but it’s possible he could miss the entire year. Jake Fraley is expected to replace Haniger and become the Mariners’ starting left fielder.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said Wednesday that he "isn't certain about Mitch Haniger's status for spring."
Haniger is recovering from back surgery he underwent in February. His status for spring training is in doubt, and he missed an extended amount time last season due to a ruptured testicle. Haniger slashed .220/.314/.463 with 15 homers, 32 RBI, 46 runs scored and four stolen bases across 63 games in 2019. He is currently 97th among all outfielders in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Mitch Haniger (back) won't be able to do any lifting or activity for at least a month following surgery.
Haniger underwent an operation to remove an intervertebral disc from his back on February 13th. It'll be a while before we see him resume baseball activities. The 29-year-old has no timetable for a return but does expect to play this season.
Mitch Haniger (abdomen) underwent another surgery on Thursday.
Haniger has now had surgery twice in the past three weeks. His timetable to return in 2020 remains unclear. Haniger’s 2020 season will be delayed and an update should be provided once the 29-year old resumes baseball activities. Jake Fraley and Braden Bishop would see extra at-bats if Haniger is sidelined an extended amount of games.