Haggerty (forearm) continues to rehab at the alternate training site in Tacoma, but a 2020 return has been ruled out, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Haggerty simply ran out of time for a return this season, as his forearm issues apparently aren't far enough along to make a return sometime during the final week of the season realistic. The 26-year-old was a solid utility option in his first tour of duty with the Mariners, slashing .260/.315/.400 with four doubles, one home run, six RBI, four stolen bases, four walks and seven runs across 13 games while logging at least one appearance at third base, both corner outfield spots and designated hitter.
Haggerty landed on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain Monday. The injury seemingly explains why Haggerty hasn't seen the field since Friday. The move was made retroactive to Saturday, so Haggerty can return next Tuesday, though it's not yet clear whether or not he's expected to do so. Casey Sadler was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.
Haggerty isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers. Haggerty will take a breather Saturday after going hitless with one walk and two strikeouts Friday. Dylan Moore will shift to left field with Phillip Ervin starting in right.
Haggerty went a combined 3-for-7 with a double, two RBI, a stolen base and three runs during a doubleheader against the Padres on Thursday. Haggerty hit out of the No. 2 slot in the order in both contests and was certainly busy while extending his season-opening hitting streak to eight games. The former Mets minor-leaguer now boasts an impressive .303/.324/.485 slash line across his first 34 plate appearances of 2020 after having been promoted from the alternate training site back on Aug. 19.
Haggerty went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Padres. Make it three steals through six games for Haggerty. He also has a homer, three RBI and three runs scored. "He can do a lot of things on the field," manager Scott Servais told Lauren Smith of The News Tribune. "I'm excited with how he's swinging the bat. That was the report coming out of the Tacoma -- these quality at-bats, they were there." A 24th-round pick in 2015, Haggerty was traded from Cleveland to the Mets in January of 2019 before the Mets ultimately DFA'd him. Haggerty stole 49 bases at the High-A level in 2017 and clearly has a fan in Servais, as Haggerty has been anchored in the two hole and playing left field every day since his callup.
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