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Mariners’ Mitch Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks; timetable to return unknown

Mitch Haniger’s return to the Mariners for the 2020 season has been delayed by yet another surgery. It was yet another unfortunate issue for the Mariners’ best player.

Major league sources confirmed a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan that Haniger underwent his second surgery in three weeks. It was a discectomy, which is a procedure that removes part or the whole intervertebral disc.

Haniger posted a humorous photo from his hospital bed confirming the surgery.

At the Mariners’ pre-spring luncheon in late January, general manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed that Haniger suffered an abdominal injury while hitting.