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Giants' Mitch Haniger: Shut down with back strain
The Giants placed Haniger on the 10-day injured list Friday with a lower back strain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
It's an early shutdown for Haniger, who appeared in only 61 games this season while slashing .209/.266/.365 with six home runs and 28 RBI across 229 plate appearances. The 32-year-old outfielder is owed $20 million in 2024 and carries a $15.5 million player option for 2025.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Taking seat Wednesday
Haniger is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Diamondbacks, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Haniger had started each of the last three contests and eight of the last nine, but he will begin this one on the bench. Luis Matos is getting the call in left field for the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Three RBI in win
Haniger went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's 11-10 win over the Rockies.
Haniger plated a run in the fifth with his first double of the game and then two more in the sixth with another two-bagger. It was just his second multi-hit game since returning from the injured list Aug. 29, and he doubled his RBI total since his return with Sunday's performance. In his 16 games back, Haniger is slashing just .163/.241/.408 and has a 31.5 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Smacks homer in win
Haniger went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double, a walk and an additional run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Rockies.
Haniger hit safely for his third straight game, and he's homered in consecutive contests. This was his first multi-hit effort in nine contests since he returned from a fractured forearm. The veteran outfielder appears to be getting back on track at the plate. He's still slashing just .224/.277/.402 with six homers, 25 RBI, 24 runs scored and a stolen base over 49 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Lifts fifth homer
Haniger went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-8 win over the Rockies.
Haniger has slumped since returning from a fractured right forearm on Aug. 29, going 3-for-23 over eight games in that span. The slow restart has cost him playing time against right-handed pitchers, though he should remain in the lineup regularly versus southpaws. The outfielder's first year with the Giants has been unimpressive with five homers, 23 RBI, 22 runs scored, one stolen base and a .216/.266/.374 slash line over 184 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Sitting against righty
Haniger is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Cubs.
Mike Yastrzemski will play right field and Joc Pederson is in left as the Giants face right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Haniger has mostly been limited to starts against left-handed pitching opponents since he returned Aug. 29 from a fractured right forearm.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Not playing regularly vs. righties
Haniger is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Haniger will head to the bench for the second time in five games, with all of his absences coming against right-handed starting pitchers. Since being activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Haniger has gone 1-for-11 with a triple and a walk while striking out five times in three games. Until he shows more signs of life at the plate, Haniger looks like he could be limited to a short-side platoon role for the playoff-hopeful Giants.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: On bench Friday
Haniger is out of the lineup Friday against the Padres.
Joc Pederson, Wade Meckler and Mike Yastrzemski will start across the outfield as Wilmer Flores serves as the Giants' designated hitter. Haniger is being eased back into action after missing multiple months with a fractured left forearm. He was just reinstated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Taking seat Wednesday
Haniger is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Following a lengthy stay on the injured list with a fractured forearm, Haniger returned to the lineup for Tuesday's 6-1 win, starting in left field while going 0-for-4 with a run. He'll rest for Wednesday's matinee as he's eased back into action. Joc Pederson and Mike Yastrzemski will serve as the Giants' starting corner outfielders.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Hitless in return
Haniger (forearm) went 0-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Reds.
Haniger didn't get a hit in his return from a broken forearm, but he reached on an error and scored. He played the full game in left field. The 32-year-old outfielder is slashing .224/.274/.362 with four home runs, 22 RBI, 20 runs scored and a stolen base over 41 games this season. He should be a near-everyday option in the near term, at least until Mike Yastrzemski (hamstring) and Michael Conforto (hamstring) are back in the fold.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Activated from 60-day IL
The Giants activated Haniger (forearm) from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
Haniger has been sidelined since mid-June due to a fractured right forearm and went 1-for-17 on his five-game minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, but the Giants need all the help they can get as they try to claim an NL Wild Card spot. The 32-year-old should see regular starts in the San Francisco outfield down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Could be activated this week
Manager Gabe Kapler said that he's hopeful Haniger (forearm) will return from the 60-day injured list during the Giants' series with the the Reds that begins Monday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Haniger is scheduled to appear in another rehab game Sunday for Triple-A Sacramento in what could be his final tuneup before he returns from the IL. Though Haniger has gone just 1-for-15 with a walk and a run scored through his first four rehab games, he's struck out in just two of those at-bats and has been able to play some innings in left field in addition to serving as a designated hitter. Haniger has been on the IL since June 14 with a fractured right forearm that eventually required surgery.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Reporting to Triple-A for rehab
Haniger (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Sacramento, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Haniger will likely require several games with Sacramento to get his timing back on the plate, given that he's been sidelined since mid-June after requiring a surgery to address a fractured right forearm. He was cleared to resume baseball activities in late July and began taking batting practice more than a week and a half ago, suffering no setbacks along the way. Once he completes his rehab stint at Sacramento and returns from the 60-day injured list, Haniger should reclaim a near-everyday role in the San Francisco lineup at a corner-outfield spot or designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Starting rehab next week
Haniger (forearm) is on track to begin a rehab assignment next week, Danny Emerman of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Haniger is headed to the Giants' spring training complex in Arizona to continue ramping up his activities and will soon test himself in a game setting. The veteran outfielder has missed more than two months after requiring surgery to repair a fractured right forearm, so he will need a good number of at-bats during his rehab assignment to knock the rust off before being activated from the 60-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Ramping up activity
Haniger (forearm) is ramping up all activity and could embark on a rehab assignment in a week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Haniger was initially cleared for activity in late July and began taking swings in the batting cage Saturday. If Haniger is able to begin a rehab assignment within the next week, his chance of returning before the end of the month would improve significantly. Otherwise, an early-September return appears more likely. The 32-year-old outfielder has been on the IL since June 13 after requiring surgery to repair a fracture in his right forearm.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Hitting in cage Saturday
Haniger (forearm) will take swings in the batting cage Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Haniger is ramping things back up following surgery in June to repair a fracture in his right forearm. He is eligible for activation Sunday, but it figures to be closer to the end of August, if not into September, before he's ready to return.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Cleared for activity
X-rays showed Haniger's forearm has properly healed, and he was cleared to resume baseball activity Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Haniger underwent surgery in June after suffering a fracture in his right forearm, and he can now begin his rehab process. There is no immediate timetable for Haniger's return, but he will almost certainly be sidelined past his eligible return date of Aug. 13. The 32-year-old outfielder was slashing .230/.281/.372 through 160 plate appearances before getting hurt.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mitch Haniger: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Haniger (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Haniger has been ruled out until late August after fracturing his right forearm, so this move was strictly procedural. Dalton Guthrie was added to the 40-man roster in Haniger's place.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 214 lbs|
|Birthplace: Mountain View, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|