GM Jerry Dipoto indicated Saturday that Haniger (back/core) has no timeline for his return to baseball activities, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old has continued his rehab work remotely since the start of the league-wide shutdown, and he's still working through strength and mobility exercises. Haniger underwent sports hernia surgery and back surgery in February and remains without a timeline for his return, as Dipoto said "I don't know how long that's going to take" and indicated the club is slow playing the outfielder's rehab.
Haniger (back/core) said last week that he's been able to do some core exercises for strength and mobility at his home in California since MLB suspended its season, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.
Haniger said the league-wide shutdown hasn't had too much of an impact on his rehab program yet, as he's still able to do most of his strengthening exercises on his own and then relaying his progress to the team's training staff. The real test for Haniger's health coming off back and core-muscle surgeries will come when he reaches the point where he's ready to incorporate baseball activities into his training. Prior to the season being suspended, Haniger was expected to miss most of the first half, so he won't be a safe bet to be ready to go even if Opening Day doesn't come until June.
Haniger (back) will be limited to walking for approximately one more week before he begins ramping up his rehab process, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Haniger is still in recovery from the microdisectomy he underwent three weeks ago to repair a herniated disc. When also factoring in an early-February procedure to repair a torn adductor muscle, the outfielder underwent two surgeries over a three-week period, making his deliberate recovery completely understandable. Haniger remains without a timetable for a return to action, but a possible 2020 debut date should start to come more into focus as he begins to work through the rehabilitation process.
Haniger (back) said Thursday that he won't be able to lift weights for at least one month following his Feb. 13 microdiscectomy surgery, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The outfielder is without an official timetable to return to game action.
Haniger's availability for Opening Day was already in doubt after he required core-muscle surgery a month ago, but the subsequent back procedure officially ended any chance he had of avoiding the injured list to begin the season. The 29-year-old's recovery from the lower-back operation looks like his primary concern, as doctors haven't cleared him for any activity other than light walking for the first month after surgery. Even if he's cleared to resume weight-bearing exercises by mid- or late March, Haniger would still need to complete his own version of spring training before the Mariners would likely pinpoint a target date for his 2020 debut. At this stage, don't count on Haniger seeing game action until at least May, though he did say Thursday that he remains confident he'll play at some point this season.
Haniger (back) arrived in camp Wednesday but appears to have lost a notable amount of weight and muscle, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Haniger is recovering from both sports hernia and microdiscectomy surgery, so the fact his body mass has seen a decline isn't necessarily surprising. The outfielder has no timetable for return at present but is scheduled to speak to the media Thursday, when he's likely to provide more details on his condition.
Haniger (back) has yet to report to camp as he continues recovery from microdiscectomy surgery in California, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The oft-injured outfielder actually underwent two early February surgeries, with Haniger also going through a sports hernia procedure in addition to the microdiscectomy. Haniger remains without a firm timetable for a return to action, so the fact he's yet to report to camp isn't particularly surprising nor concerning at this point.
The surgery Haniger (abdomen) underwent Thursday was a microdiscectomy to repair a vertebrae in his lower back, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Haniger also underwent sports hernia surgery in February and remains without a timeline for his return, though general manager Jerry Dipoto indicated they do expect him to play this season. The 29-year-old ruptured a testicle in June and missed the rest of the season, and his outlook for the 2020 campaign isn't much improved. Haniger should be considered out indefinitely until the team provides a recovery timetable.
Haniger (abdomen) underwent another surgery Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
According to Passan, this marks the second surgery that Haniger has undergone in the last three weeks, and it's expected to push back his 2020 debut significantly. The details of his timetable remain unclear at this point, though more information should become available when he's cleared to begin baseball activities.
Haniger has undergone sports hernia surgery but does not have a clear timetable for his return, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Haniger has been sidelined since rupturing a testicle back in June. A recent setback required a second surgery. The outfielder's timeline was said to be 6-to-8 weeks as recently as late January, but general manager Jerry Dipoto wouldn't commit to a clear timeline Tuesday, saying that a timetable wouldn't become clear until Haniger reported to spring training. His availability for Opening Day and beyond appears to be at risk.
Haniger will undergo core surgery and is expected to be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Haniger, who underwent surgery in June after rupturing a testicle, reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery earlier in the week. As such, he'll require a second procedure, which is expected to keep him sidelined for most, if not all of spring training -- and possibly the first month of the season, as he'll need to get up to speed with his own abbreviated spring training before being cleared for game action. Jake Fraley and Braden Bishop are both internal candidates who could fill Haniger's void in the outfield to open the season.
Haniger (back) agreed to a one-year, $3.01 million deal with the Mariners on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
He had a lost 2019 season due to injury, but is expected to enter spring training without restrictions. While Haniger is a popular name in internet trade rumors, the Mariners may opt to let him reestablish his value this season before shipping him out of town. He is under club control through the 2022 season.
Haniger (back) said Sunday that he expects to be fully healthy within the next month or so and enter spring training with no restrictions, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Initially placed on the injured list in June after rupturing his testicle and requiring surgery, Haniger ultimately failed to make it back to action for the Mariners after experiencing back issues during the rehab process that were likely related to the procedure. Haniger noted prior to the Mariners' season-ending win over the Athletics that he's gradually been able to increase his activities over the past week, setting him up for what should be a relatively normal offseason. Assuming he enters the spring with his health intact, the 28-year-old would make for an attractive bounce-back candidate after earning an All-Star nod in 2018, when he hit .285 with 26 home runs.
Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult."
Haniger has been in this current holding pattern for several weeks at this point, and the clock continues to increasingly tick toward an official shutdown. If the outfielder's 2019 campaign is indeed over, he'll enter spring training next season looking to rebound from a forgettable .220/.314/.463 line across 283 plate appearances (63 games).
Haniger (back) has seen some improvement in his back issues over the last couple of days but will not be on the Mariners' six-game road trip that begins Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "I'm just kind of waiting," manager Scott Servais said. "He is feeling better. The issues he had with his back are starting to calm down, which is good. It's just been a crazy year. Sometimes that happens."
Haniger still technically retains a remote chance of seeing game action before the regular season concludes, although the potential for such naturally narrows with each passing day. The outfielder has been sidelined over three months at this point, and without the availability of minor-league rehab at-bats in the latter portion of September, his timing at the plate might leave much to be desired if he did manage a return.
Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Haniger hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities after being shut down from his rehab assignment, though the Mariners still believe he has a chance to return. Manager Scott Servais did admit that "the clock is ticking," however, so Haniger will likely need to progress quickly if he wishes to be reinstated from the injured list before the 2019 campaign comes to an end.
Haniger (groin/back) remains shut down from his rehab assignment due to back tightness and all indications are that he will not return this season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The ailing outfielder received a second opinion on his back earlier in the week, an evaluation that yielded no reason for optimism, even as it didn't reveal any new concerns. Haniger's back issues have stubbornly resisted treatment to this point, and with rookie Kyle Lewis quickly making a splash with two home runs in his first two major-league games, the non-contending Mariners have even less reason to push Haniger back on the field at this late stage of the campaign.
Haniger (groin/back) didn't hear anything new from his second opinion on his strained lower back, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Haniger suffered the back issue in late August while working his way back from a ruptured testicle. His newer injury hasn't been responding well to treatment, making it a virtual certainty that the outfielder's season is over unless his condition takes an unexpected turn for the better within the next few days.
Haniger (groin) will get a second opinion on his strained lower back, which has not been responding well to treatment, Russell Dorsey of MLB.com reports.
Haniger's original reason for hitting the injured list -- a ruptured testicle suffered in early June -- is actually further along than the lower-back strain the outfielder suffered during his rehab assignment in the latter part of last month. The issue has kept Haniger off the field since Aug. 23, and due to the fact his progress appears to be at a standstill at present, his chances or returning before the end of the season seem bleaker by the day.
Haniger (groin/back) is likely to remain in Seattle when the Mariners embark on a 10-game road trip beginning Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
A report earlier in the week confirmed that Haniger remains in limbo with respect to a return to action after his latest setback with back tightness during his rehab assignment. Therefore, Wednesday's report that he's unlikely to travel isn't overly surprising, as the outfielder would likely need to jump back into action for multiple minor-league games before he's even seriously considered for activation.
Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "If that takes five days, great. If it takes two to three weeks, I have no idea," Haniger said. "They haven't given me a timeline because I don't think there is a timeline right now. We're just trying to get better every day and hopefully there'll be a point where I'm good to go."
The latest development is discouraging on the surface, but Haniger still holds out hope of returning at some point this season. The outfielder estimates his current back issues stem from some overcompensation he was guilty of while moving around in the immediate wake of his early-June surgery for a ruptured testicle. Manager Scott Servais concurs with Haniger's desire to return before the conclusion of the 2019 campaign, if for no other reason than to see the 28-year-old head into the offseason with some momentum. "We absolutely want him back," Servais said. "For any player, it's just peace of mind. It has been a crazy year for him with the injuries and stuff, but you want to go into the offseason knowing, 'OK, I played the last month' or whatever. I'm not so much concerned with his performance or the numbers, just how he feels."
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