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Sat Sep 3000:01Mitch Haniger Ends Disappointing Year On Injured List
The San Francisco Giants put outfielder/designated hitter Mitch Haniger on the 10-day injured list due to a lower-back strain on Friday. It faintly wraps up another injury-riddled campaign for the oft-injured slugger, whose Giants debut season closes with a career-worst .209/.266/.365 slash line in only 211 at-bats over 61 games. Haniger has another year on his contract ahead of a 2025 player option, and he'll aim to start next season off on the right foot after spending most of 2023 on the sidelines with various ailments. The 32-year-old should be a decent bounce-back fantasy flier at the end of drafts this winter after providing only six home runs, 13 doubles, and 28 RBI this year.
Source: Susan
Sat Sep 1613:10Mitch Haniger Absent From The Lineup For Game 1 Of Doubleheader
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies. The veteran outfielder will likely be out there for Game 2 in the afternoon but he'll be taking a seat in the opener. Haniger has struggled mightily at the dish since being activated from the 60-day IL in late August. He's slashing .146/.239/.390 with a pair of home runs in 13 games since his activation so maybe getting the game off will do him some good. Mike Yastrzemski is starting in left field while Michael Conforto is handling right and Joc Pederson serves as the Giants' DH against Rockies starter Brent Suter.
Tue Aug 2918:51Mitch Haniger Activated From 60-Day Injured List
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (forearm) has been activated from the 60-day injured list on Tuesday. The 32-year-old is set to make his return after being sidelined since mid-June due to a fractured forearm. Haniger played in five minor league games before making his return on Tuesday. During that time, he went 1-for-17 in those games, so fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited about his return. Before going down, Haniger slashed .230/.281/.372 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 38 games. The expectation is that he'll return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Source: San Francisco
Sat Aug 1201:15Mitch Haniger Slated For Batting Practice Saturday
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (forearm) is slated to take batting practice in the cage on Saturday. The 32-year-old sustained a right forearm fracture on June 13 and underwent surgery a day after to repair the injury. Haniger's initial 10-week return timetable lines him up tentatively for a late-August return, but there's a chance his absence extends into early September. The oft-injured slugger also missed the campaign's initial 21 games due to an oblique strain. Haniger would return to a disappointing .230/.281/.372 triple-slash line with four home runs, nine doubles, and 22 RBI over 148 at-bats whenever he may be activated.
Wed Jul 2621:51Mitch Haniger To Resume Baseball Activity
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger's (forearm) X-rays showed that his fractured forearm has healed, so he can now begin baseball activity. Haniger still has a ways to go before he's back in the team's big-league lineup, but this represents a pretty big step in his rehab after having surgery in June to fix a fracture in his right forearm. The 32-year-old could be back with the Gigantes by mid- to late-August as long as he doesn't have any setbacks along the way. For what it's worth, he'll be eligible to come off the injured list on Aug. 13. Haniger probably won't provide much help in fantasy the rest of the way when he does return, as he was hitting just .230/.281/.372 with four homers and 22 RBI in 148 at-bats before getting hurt.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan
Fri Jun 1619:32Mitch Haniger Expected To Miss 10 Weeks
The San Francisco Giants are saying that the initial estimate for outfielder Mitch Haniger (forearm), who underwent surgery to fix a fractured right forearm on Thursday, is 10 weeks. If his rehab goes well, there's a chance Haniger could return for the final month of the regular season in September. It's tough news for Haniger in his first year with the team. Fantasy managers in mixed leagues can send the 32-year-old veteran to the waiver wire, as he was hitting only .230 (34-for-148) with nine doubles, four home runs, 22 RBI and 20 runs score in 160 trips to the plate over 40 games. With Haniger out for most of the rest of the season, Austin Slater and Luis Matos will see more playing time in San Francisco's outfield. Slater has played in only 19 games, but he's currently hitting .396 (19-for-48) with a homer and nine RBI.
Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Alex
Wed Jun 1416:52Mitch Haniger To Have Surgery Thursday
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (forearm) will have surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles to fix his fractured right forearm, with Dr. Steve Shin performing the procedure. The Giants will have more updates on Haniger and a potential timetable for his return on Friday after his surgery is complete. Haniger suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, and he'll almost certainly be moved to the 60-day injured list eventually. The 32-year-old might miss most of the rest of the season, so fantasy managers in mixed leagues can probably throw him to the waiver wire. Haniger was hitting a mere .230 (34-for-148) with four home runs, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored in 40 games in his first year in San Fran before the injury.
Source: - Maria I.
Wed Jun 1412:34Mitch Haniger Placed On 10-Day Injured List
The San Francisco Giants placed outfielder Mitch Haniger (forearm) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right-forearm fracture. In corresponding moves, the team recalled outfield prospect Luis Matos and infielder David Villar from Triple-A Sacramento. It's not a surprise that Haniger is going on the injured list after fracturing his right forearm on a hit by pitch on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, and he might need surgery to fix it. It would be a surprise if the 32-year-old veteran doesn't land on the 60-day IL eventually. Matos and Blake Sabol could split playing time in the outfield for the foreseeable future. Haniger wasn't really doing much at the plate for fantasy managers this year, hitting .230 (34-for-148) with nine doubles, four home runs, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored in 40 games played.
Source: Giants
Wed Jun 1400:04Mitch Haniger Suffers Fractured Right Forearm Tuesday
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (forearm) was diagnosed with a fractured right forearm in Tuesday's 11-3 win over the Cardinals after being struck by an 88.8 mph sinker from right-hander Jack Flaherty. The injury will likely result in the 32-year-old's second stint on the injured list this season. Health has been an issue throughout Haniger's career and he has slashed just .230/.281/.372 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 160 plate appearances. Fantasy managers who roster Haniger should keep an eye on Luis Matos, who the Giants may call up from Triple-A Sacramento during his absence.
Tue Jun 1321:03Mitch Haniger Leaves Early Tuesday
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger left Tuesday's contest against the St. Louis Cardinals prematurely after he was hit on the arm by a pitch. Before his removal, he was 0-for-1 with a strikeout. Fantasy managers should stay updated on Haniger's status, but they might not miss his production much if he goes on the injured list. The 32-year-old is slashing .231/.278/.374 with four homers, 20 runs, 22 RBI, and one steal across 39 games. Consider Haniger day-to-day for now.
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Sun May 2809:58Mitch Haniger Homers, Posts Three Hits Once Again
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 3-1 triumph over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. It's his second straight day tallying three hits and a big fly. The 32-year-old is hitting .364 (12-for-33) with two dingers and eight RBI over his previous nine bouts. The former All-Star still has work to do to, though, as he's still hitting just .237/.265/.402 after the oft-injured veteran started the year on the injured list. Fantasy managers will want to monitor Haniger's rise, as the slugger possess serious power potential in the Giants offense.
Sun May 1414:40Mitch Haniger Not In Sunday's Lineup
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger is absent from Sunday's lineup for the matchup with Brandon Pfaadt and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 32-year-old is off to a slow start in his first season in California, slashing .179/.203/.321 through 15 games. Blake Sabol will play in the outfield instead, batting fifth. The rookie has been a solid addition to the Giants offense this year, batting .262 with five home runs, 10 runs, 12 RBI, and two stolen bases over 27 games. He'd be a nice pickup for any fantasy manager looking for all-around production, especially against Pfaadt, who's making just his third career start.
Mon Apr 2421:15Mitch Haniger Activated And Batting Third Monday
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list on Monday. Haniger is batting third and will play left field in his return from a Grade 1 oblique strain. The start will mark Haniger's season debut after he strained his left oblique in late March. The Giants signed Haniger to a two-year contract in the offseason after he hit 50 combined homers for the Seattle Mariners over the previous two seasons. Fantasy gamers will want to get Haniger active for a Monday matchup against St. Louis Cardinals starter Jordan Montgomery.
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Fri Apr 718:45Mitch Haniger Continues Making Progress
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (hamstring) has been sidelined roughly a month due to a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He suffered a setback, which has pushed his timetable backwards. However, it appears the 32-year-old is finally getting back on track. On Friday, Haniger mentioned that he's getting ready to hit off a tee. It sounds like it could be some time before he begins a rehab assignment. It's likely that Haniger isn't back with the Giants until at least early May.
Source: Evan
Sat Apr 114:51Mitch Haniger To Be Re-Evaluated Next Weekend
According to manager Gabe Kapler, San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) will be re-evaluated next weekend. The veteran began the season on the 10-day injured list because of an oblique strain. However, Kapler hopes to have him back after "a week of games." Haniger signed a three-year, $43.5 million deal in the offseason after spending the last five years in Seattle. He finished the 2022 campaign with a .246/.308/.429 slash line, 34 RBI, and 11 home runs (65 strikeouts). Blake Sabol should see more action in the outfield until Haniger can return, with the 25-year-old going without a hit in the opening-day loss to the New York Yankees.
Source: Alex
Sun Mar 2621:37Mitch Haniger To Open Season On Injured List
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) will start the season on the 10-day injured list due to a Grade 1 oblique strain that he sustained in March. The 32-year-old was signed to a three-year, $43.5 million deal over the offseason to bolster the Giants' outfield squad. Haniger was initially hoping to be ready by Opening Day, but his injury was worse than expected, which will cause him to miss the beginning of the season. In 2022 with the Seattle Mariners, the California native shelved a .246 clip along with 11 homers and a .736 OPS. He also posted a 26.3% strikeout rate along with a 113 wRC+. Once he is reinstated, the Giants are hoping to reinvigorate the success that Haniger had in his 39-homer season back in 2019.
Source: Danny
Fri Mar 2413:50Mitch Haniger Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said the team doesn't think outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) will be ready for Opening Day next Thursday. If Haniger opens the year on the injured list, he would be eligible to return for the sixth game of the season, so he may not miss much time at all for fantasy managers. The 32-year-old was able to resume throwing and hitting earlier this week, so he's improving and should be able to make his Giants regular season debut before long after suffering a Grade 1 oblique strain in spring training. He's been pretty fragile in his career, and this injury just before the season reminds us all too well. But when healthy, Haniger will be a middle-of-the-order hitter for San Fran after they signed him to a three-year, $43.5 million deal in free agency.
Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Alex
Tue Mar 2115:29Brandon Crawford, Mitch Haniger Improving
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (knee) will return to the Cactus League lineup this week. Meanwhile, outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) has started throwing and hitting in camp. Outfielder Austin Slater (hamstring) isn't doing any baseball activities with nine days until Opening Day. Crawford received a cortisone injection in his left knee last week and still has a shot to be ready to kick off the 2023 season, although at this point in his career he's not much of a mixed-league asset in fantasy. Haniger is making progress from a Grade 1 oblique strain, but he's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day at this point. Slater is expected to miss three to four weeks after straining his left hamstring in a spring contest last Thursday.
Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Alex
Sat Mar 1116:37Mitch Haniger Uncertain For Opening Day
San Francisco Giants outfielderMitch Haniger(oblique) may not be ready for Opening Day, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Haniger suffered a Grade 1 oblique strain on Friday during an at-bat. The 32-year-old has had an injury-plagued career, and this is the latest setback for him. He was signed by the Giants this offseason after an injury-abbreviated 2022 with the Seattle Mariners. Haniger hit .246/.308/.429 with 11 home runs over 247 plate appearances last season. He was set to be the Giants' right fielder in 2023. RotoBaller has him ranked as the 171st player, but another injury could hurt that ranking in the future.
Source: John
Fri Mar 1020:40Mitch Haniger Considered Day-To-Day
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) is considered day-to-day after suffering an injury ahead of Friday's Cactus League matchup. The right-handed slugger was scratched from the lineup earlier in the day for unknown reasons. It appears Haniger is dealing with oblique tightness, which could hold him out for a few days, according to manager Gabe Kapler. The 32-year-old only managed to play 57 games last season, so hopefully he can stay healthy in 2023. The Giants signed Haniger to a significant three-year deal over the offseason. Hopefully, this is a minor issue and Haniger returns to the lineup soon.
Source: Maria