Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger examined optimistic for COVID-19, per MLB.com’s Daniel Kramer (through Twitter). He has been positioned on the injured listing, whereas Donovan Walton has been recalled to say his roster spot, the group introduced.
With Haniger out for most likely at the very least 5 days, the stress ought to alleviate considerably from the younger duo of Julio Rodriguez and Jarred Kelenic, although each have began slowly on the plate. Abraham Toro, in the meantime, is the likeliest to maneuver into the beginning lineup whereas Haniger is away. Toro is on the sizzling nook Saturday, with Eugenio Suarez shifting to designated hitter. Haniger has began six video games in proper subject and two at designated hitter for the M’s to date this season. He, too, is off to a gradual begin, slashing .176/.200/.471 over 35 plate appearances.
Walton, 27, figures to be backwards and forwards from Triple-A a bit this season, because the lefty-swinging utility participant has an choice remaining. He has appeared with the Mariners in every of the previous three seasons however by no means has seen greater than 69 plate appearances in a given 12 months. In whole, Walton has stepped to the dish 92 occasions and slashed .196/.260/.315 whereas showing at second base, third base, shortstop and left subject.