Haniger went 2-for-4 in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees and is 3-for-8 overall in the two games since returning from a finger injury.
The 26-year-old outfielder missed last Sunday's game against the White Sox and the three-game set against the Astros earlier this week due to his jammed finger, which occurred on last Saturday. The Mariners and fantasy owners are hoping that Haniger can rediscover his early-season success in the second half, which included a .342/.447/.608 line through his first 21 contests.
Haniger (finger) is back in action Thursday against the Yankees, batting seventh and playing right field.
The rookie outfielder left Saturday's contest with a jammed finger, and after a few days off, it seems that everything is back in working order. He'll resume his normal duties in the outfield, although he'll need to improve his .206 batting average in 28 games since returning from the DL if he wants to fend off Guillermo Heredia for playing time moving forward.
Haniger (finger), who missed his fourth straight game Wednesday, is hoping to return for the start of a four-game series against the Yankees on Thursday,Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The plan had originally been to have Haniger return Wednesday, as he'd been able to take batting practice and hit in the cage. However, the outfielder was still having trouble getting enough grip on the ball to be able to make accurate throws from the outfield, leading manager Scott Servais to hold him back yet again. Haniger has notably struggled since returning from an extended disabled list stint due a strained oblique, hitting just .206 over the 28 games he's subsequently participated in.
Haniger (finger) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
There was a chance that Haniger could have returned for Wednesday's series finale, but instead, he will spend the fourth straight game on the bench while healing from a jammed finger. The outfielder was available off the bench during Tuesday's game, and although he didn't get in, it is likely that the same scenario is in play for Wednesday. Haniger should be considered day-to-day for now, and could slide back into the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Yankees.
Haniger (finger) is available off the bench Tuesday and is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
He has missed the last two games with a finger issue, but it sounds like his return is imminent. Haniger is hitting .206/.308/.343 with three home runs over his last 102 at-bats after hitting .342/.447/.608 with four home runs in his first 79 at-bats of the season.
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